One of the big blunders of Samsung's Gear Fit was that the screen was horribly annoying to read in the horizontal orientation while on your wrist. It just didn't look right and you have to shapeshift your arm to be able to read it straight on.

With a quick update however, they've added a new option that lets you change the orientation to vertical instead — making things much easier to read. Of course if you like the horizontal layout better, that option is still there as well.

Check out the video above where Phil gives us a quick look at how to get it done. A few quick taps and it will feel like a whole new device — or maybe just a newer device since it's technically new already.

 
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How to get the vertical display on the Samsung Gear Fit

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What software is on this device? I've got the R350XXU0ANCE, and I'm missing the option to rotate... I've tried updating the companion phone app without any luck.

What I truly want to know, when the warranty expires and the battery no longer holds a charge. Why is it this fitness device is design to be trashed? Because you can not change the battery yourself or sending it out for batterry replacement. Samsung said the batterry is welded and can not be remove or replace, so it would have to be trashed after battery no long hold a charge. Dose anyone else have a problem with this?

Soldered. True. LOL. Sadly it can not be remove or replace according to Samsung, it's design to be trashed at the end of the batterry life. Even for a price, it's design never ever to be replaced.

If it's used on contract, you'll be trading it in for a new (upgraded) device in two years anyway, so I don't think that the battery completely dying will be an issue.

I like the look but I was hoping for a longer battery life between charges. I think most go 7 to 10 days between charges.
Not really a deal breaker but just a thought.

Samsung emailed me and said that after the warranty expires and the battery no longer holds a charge on any of the new Samsung Gear wearables is design to be trashed? Because you can not change the battery yourself or sending it out for batterry replacement. Samsung said the batterry is soldered and can not be remove or replace, so it would have to be trashed after battery no long hold a charge. Dose anyone else have a problem with this?

Would be awesome if they could power one of these with solar or some sort of kinetic power like a seiko.

Although it's good they've done this...

Wear it on your inner wrist! It's clearly how it was designed.

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Trying to look at the display vertically on your inner wrist would be kind of awkward as you'd be force to have your arm in a very limited number of positions. Horizontal would be much easier if someone is going to wear it there.

So is this watch going to work with Runkeeper like the last one, that will be my main reason for buying it. If it does I'll go get one tomorrow.

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Glad to see the vertical display option. I'm curious to see how that looks when reading text messages in that view. I'm guessing it displays the message with 1-2 words per line.