Samsung Gear Fit updated for vertical display rotation (updated)
UPDATE: The vertical display update has rolled out to early UK test devices of the Gear Fit, suggesting it will launch with the rotation option.
The Samsung Gear Fit is a very attractive activity tracker with its Super AMOLED curved display. But in our hands-on time with it we noticed the horizontal display meant a wrist twist to view anything. Samsung appears to have already fixed this issue.
An update, seen on a Gear Fit in a Samsung shop in South Korea, shows a vertical display layout. The Gear Fit is due to go on sale internationally from 11 April. This update leak suggests it might arrive with the update, or at least have an update waiting for download when bought.
Since the Gear Fit has such a clear Super AMOLED display it can, potentially, be more than just an activity tracker. Users could potentially read all kinds of messages, view images and even maps on the Fit. Of course these ideas may be limited by hardware speeds but it'll be very interesting to see where Samsung takes the Fit with its future updates.
Hopefully the Gear Fit will have many more apps made for it than the Galaxy Gear smartwatch did, or didn't.
Samsung will begin selling the Gear Fit, Gear 2 and Galaxy S5 from 11 April.
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