Samsung Gear Fit updated with portrait mode option

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Samsung Gear Fit updated with portrait mode option
The "world's first" wearable device with a curved Super AMOLED touch display - the Samsung Gear Fit - runs a real-time operating system (RTOS) which has some limitations to it. One of the limitations which bothered everyone was its UI orientation being stuck in landscape mode.

Sammobile reports the company has noted the issue, and is now confirmed to be fixing the issue via an update with an option to enable vertical display or portrait orientation. It also added that the existence of this feature has been confirmed by a Gear Fit device on display in an official Samsung store in South Korea. It's still unclear if Samsung will ship Gear Fit with the update, or if it will be rolled-out to users once it is released on Friday.

Notably the Samsung Gear Fit, alongside the Gear 2 and Gear 2 Neo smartwatches, is already officially available online in India, ahead of the 11 April release date.

The Samsung Gear Fit and Gear 2 Neo are listed carrying an identical price tag of Rs. 15,450, lower than the official launch price of Rs. 15,900.

The Gear Fit features a 1.84-inch Super AMOLED display with a 432 x 128 pixel resolution. It comes with a pedometer, heart rate monitor, and a sleep monitor. Other built-in functions include a fitness app, exercise mode, stopwatch, timer, schedule, smart relay, media controller. Additionally, the users will get active notification alerts for SMS, calls, e-mail and apps on the Gear Fit.

A 210mAh battery powers the Samsung Gear Fit, which gives a typical usage of 3 to 4 days and up to 5 days with low usage. The device measures in at 23.4 x 57.4 x 11.95 mm (body only) and weighs 27 grams.

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