One of the best advantages a smartwatch has over a classical watch is that you can wear a smartwatch on either wrist and orientate it with the buttons facing outward or inward. Samsung smartwatches, such as the Galaxy Watch 5, can be used in any of the four possible configurations.
If you want to wear your Galaxy Watch on your left or right wrist, you can. And regardless of which arm you prefer, you can take the classic approach and keep the side buttons facing your wrist or turn your watch 180 degrees with the buttons facing your elbow. All you need to do is to tell your smartwatch how you’re wearing it. Here’s why and how you can do it.
Wearing your Galaxy Watch how you like it
Your Galaxy Watch 5 is chock-full of sensors, from an advanced ECG sensor to a simpler yet very useful gyroscope, the latter of which is needed by the smarwatch for features such as “lift to wake” and to detect certain fitness activities and more.
That is why you need to tell your smartwatch which wrist it’s on. And if you want to change the orientation of the side buttons, you’ll need to flip the screen 180 degrees to be displayed correctly rather than upside down. Thankfully, it’s all done through software without you having to remove the wrist strap or anything like that. Here’s how to do it.
First, swipe up or down on the watch face and go to the Settings app. Then go to “General” and access “Orientation.” And lastly, under “Orientation,” select whether you wear your Samsung smartwatch on your left or right wrist, and under “Key position,” choose whether you want to have the side buttons on your watch facing inward or outward.
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