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left-handed smartwatch orientation

(Topic created on: 18/08/20 15:08)
Gassolo
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Samsung released its first smartwatch in 2013, 7 years ago. Despite incorporating a number of marvelous technological solutions, it has yet to allow left-handed users, 10% of its consumer base to use their watches comfortably; lefties predominantly place their watches on their right wrist instead of the left. In this position, they cannot press the buttons on the right efficiently. All it would take Samsung to fix this is about 10 lines of code to allow a setting to flip the completely symmetrical screen, yet it failed to do so in the last 7 years. It's not rocket science, the Apple Watch has this function natively, and Wear Os has at least an app for it. Samsung does not. This is just terrible, awful costumer service.
Technology, symmetrical smartwatches in particular could serve as the great equalizer for a significant portion of society, yet it simply doesn't happen? Why, oh why not? I am genuinely curious about why. I cannot be the first person to ask this, hence the dissatisfaction.

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SprinklesTheCarrot
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why don't they put it on their left?
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Gassolo
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1. I don't want to.
2. For the same reason right-handed people don't want it the other way around. If it is on your dominant hand, you will collect more scratches, as well as have lesser control over the watch as you will have to operate it with your less skilled hand.

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