The Samsung Gear Fit wearable activity tracker launches in the United States today (along with the Gear 2 and Gear 2 Neo smartwatches). And just in time for launch, Samsung has released a software update that lets you use the Gear Fit in either landscape or portrait mode.
That sounds like a small thing — but it’s actually a pretty important update since the 432 x 128 pixel curved Super AMOLED display on the Gear Fit is much wider than that on a normal watch — and in landscape mode it can be harder to read than the screen on a normal watch.
In order to switch between portrait and landscape, all you have to do is swipe the screen until you find the Settings option, choose Display, and then adjust the screen rotation.
The Samsung Gear Fit sells for $199, lasts for about 3-4 days between charges, and lets you measure your heart rate, monitor running, walking, or cycling activity, view notifications from your phone such as phone calls, SMS or email messages, and control media playback on your phone.
The Gear Fit is compatible with most recent Samsung smartphones and tablets including the Galaxy Note 2 and later, Galaxy S3 and later, and the Galaxy Tab Pro and Note Pro line of tablets.