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April 8, 2014

Samsung Gets Smarter, Updating the Gear Fit to go into Portrait Viewing

by John_A

When Samsung announce the Gear Fit my immediate thought was “Who the hell looks sideways at their wrist.” The devices screen orientation was laid out to go horizontally taking up the screen real estate quite nicely, but it just didn’t make much sense to me.

Galaxy Gear Fit

Thankfully, it looks like Samsung wised up a bit after their initial announcement and have an update on the way already that will revamp the layout into portrait viewing. Giving you a much easier viewing experience when it comes to looking at your wrist for information. Details are not clear as to when the update will begging to roll out though. SamMobile has picked up an image of the Gear Fit in portrait viewing that was snapped at an official Samsung Store in Korea is pretty convincing that it is close. Although I am sure Samsung is having to do quite a lot of work to revamp all the apps to be compatible in the more traditional viewing angle.

The Gear Fit, along with the Galaxy S5 and Gear 2 are all set for global release on April 11th. I am sure that people that are interested won’t mind waiting for the update anyways. Hopefully Samsung has it all ready to go at launch though.

Source: SamMobile

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