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South Korean electronics giant Samsung has unveiled a smartwatch called Gear S, which can make and receive calls without a handset nearby.

The world’s biggest smartphone maker has been pushing hard to develop the wearable devices market as it looks to counter slowing earnings in its mobile division, which led to weaker-than-expected second-quarter earnings.

Samsung has been striving hard to develop a wearable device market in an attempt to counter slowing earnings in its mobile division. So far the company has launched a slew of wearable devices which are available in India. Earlier this year, it launched three devices — Gear Fit, Gear 2 and Gear 2 Neo. These devices were priced in the range of Rs 15,900 and Rs 21,900.

However, the latest device is different from its predecessors and has a bigger 2-inch curved Super amoled display. It also allows users to read messages and notifications at a single glance with features such as conversation view and condensed font. The new device has also features like 3G, WiFi connectivity, multi-sensors, built-in GPS and few other S Health features. In addition, it has Nike+ Running application that allows users to track their runs.

The Samsung Gear S also allows consumers to control how they want to connect. They can switch between 3G and Bluetooth connections, and automatically synchronise information when paired with a smartphone. People can also make and receive calls directly from their wrist, or get calls forwarded from their smartphones.The device is expected to be available in global markets in phases as from October 2014.

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