Smartphones put a whole world of information and apps right at a users’ fingertips, but for employees who have to wear gloves on the job, using a touchscreen device can be challenging. That all changes with the Galaxy XCover Pro, Samsung’s rugged smartphone designed for frontline workers. Enhanced touchscreen sensitivity makes this powerful business tool easy to use on the job — whether you’re a hospital nurse attending to patients or a delivery worker on your route braving single-digit temperatures.

The Galaxy XCover Pro’s enhanced touch sensitivity setting works with a wide variety of glove types, including nitrile gloves — used in a variety of healthcare, industrial and personal service industries — as well as landscaping or utility gloves that protect users in gardens, construction sites and other related settings. Increased touch sensitivity also helps workers who wear fleece gloves to brave the elements in transportation, delivery, environmental testing, walk-in coolers and other chilly environments.

Activating touch sensitivity on the XCover Pro

You can turn on the touch sensitivity feature in just a few clicks. Here’s how:

  1. Open Settings. It’s easy to find by pulling down the quick panel from the top of the screen.
  2. Tap Display.
  3. Scroll down to touch sensitivity and slide the toggle button to activate the feature.

That’s it! Now you can easily navigate your Galaxy smartphone screen while wearing various types of gloves, making it faster and more accurate to send messages and enter data into your business apps. If you need to turn the feature off to reduce touch sensitivity when using the device without gloves, just go back to the same setting and deactivate.

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Keeping workers safe and productive

Being able to complete work tasks on your Galaxy XCover Pro without removing your gloves isn’t just more convenient; it’s also much safer. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reported that workplace musculoskeletal disorders cost between $45 billion and $54 billion annually by way of “compensation costs, lost wages, and lost productivity” — and that hand injuries are the most common among them.

When workers are constantly pulling their gloves off to use their smartphones, they increase the risk of injury. Enabling workers to keep their hands covered while using their phones keeps them safer, more comfortable and more productive.

Touch sensitivity is one of many customizable features available on the Galaxy XCover Pro that make the device particularly useful in numerous work environments. It also has programmable physical buttons that can be easily used while wearing gloves, as well as a long-lasting replaceable battery. These features make the XCover Pro an ideal fit for a wide variety of use cases across many industries.

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