Samsung updates smartwatch with GPS, calls for help
Anick Jesdanun (Associated Press) - September 1, 2016 - 12:00am

NEW YORK — Samsung's next smartwatch will come with GPS capabilities and the ability to call or text for help by triple-tapping a side button.

The new Gear S3 retains the circular design of the current S2 model, but is slightly larger. Samsung will still sell last year's S2 to those who consider the S3 too big. As with the S2, the outer ring of the watch face rotates to let you scroll through notifications and apps. Interface improvements include the ability to accept or reject calls with the outer ring rather than a swipe of the screen.

The S3 will come in three flavors, including one with cellular capabilities. Prices will be announced closer to the devices' availability later in the year.

Samsung announced the new watch lineup Wednesday in Berlin.

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