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Samsung latest product is a smartwatch that can make calls on its own

The company also announced a Bluetooth necklace which vibrates when you receive calls and notifications (if that’s the kind of product you’re looking for).

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SAMSUNG HAS REVEALED the latest addition to its smartwatch range, one that can take and receive calls without needing a smartphone.

Traditionally, all smartwatches need to be connected to your smartphone via Bluetooth so it could receive notifications, make calls and complete other actions, but the Gear S has 3G connectivity, allowing it to function as a standalone device.

The 2-inch curved display offers WiFi and Bluetooth connectivity, navigation features and built-in GPS. The device uses Tizen, Smasung’s own mobile platform designed to reduce the company’s dependence on Android.

The device can sync up with a user’s smartphone when paired, or forward calls from their smartphone to their watch.

The company also announced a Bluetooth necklace called the Gear Circle. When paired with a smartphone, users will be able to receive calls, listen to music and make voice commands through it.

It also has a vibrate function in case you want to be alerted to notifications and incoming calls, and a magnetic lock which clasps around the user’s neck when not in use.

Samsung_Circle_Black _5 The Samsung Gear Circle. Source: Samsung

Samsung said both devices would begin selling in October, although it didn’t specify which countries or carriers would be selling it.

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