Samsung updates the Gear Fit with Portrait View Mode – Details

The Samsung Gear Fit is the first fitness band from the company that was unveiled at the MWC 2014 that was held in Barcelona, Spain earlier this year. The device was promising with its large screen but it had the drawback of lacking the vertical display that made it harder to use. Now the company has updated the device and the portrait mode UI is given to the device so that it user can use it in the vertical angle also, making easier to use.

Earlier we have seen the Gear Fit in our hands-on-video, photos as you can clearly observe before the update we can only view the options on the Gear Fit in the landscape mode which made it difficult to use, since the user needs to turn the entire wrist so operate the device, getting in awkward position, this update made it easier for the users since the device can be used in portrait mode. It is good to know that the South Korean giant Samsung has solved the issue even before releasing it.

Samsung Gear Fit

Let me remind you that the Samsung Gear Fit has a rectangular curved AMOLED touch screen display that sits on your wrist perfectly and it has a 1.84 inch display with 432 x 128 resolutions and is also IP67 certified making it Water and Dust resistant. The device does not feature a camera or microphone since it is targeted only for fitness. All the data from the Gear Fit can be synched with Samsung’s S health app.

Gear Fit Portrait view

This Gear Fit from Samsung will also come with swappable bands in Orange, Mocha Grey and Black colors and the company also claims that the device can deliver 3-4 days of battery live with typical usage. Like the latest flagship from the company, Galaxy S5 and few other Gear smartwatches, even the Fit is IP67 rated for water and dust resistance.

The device will be coming in to the market on April 11th along with the company’s flagship Samsung Galaxy S5 and is also compatible with 17 other Galaxy devices. Stay tuned for more information and updates.

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