April 8, 2014

Samsung Might Have Fixed the Gear Fit's Biggest Problem

The Gear Fit is the first wearable device from a major manufacturer to truly look like it's come from the future, though its warm reception was colored by one universal complaint: the orientation of the screen. Displaying the time, messages, and all your health data horizontally makes the wrist-worn device somewhat awkward to read, but Samsung hasn't been deaf to the criticism. The company's issued a patch to enable vertical display orientation, making for a more familiar reading experience when consulting the fitness band. This could be a great boon in Korea â where the updated UI first appeared on Samsung's official store blog â but the narrowness of the screen may pose a challenge when displaying longer pieces of text in the...

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