Smart gadgets and wearables could integrate into some city infrastructures

Smart gadgets - Image of a smartwatch

Cities like Dubai that are highly connected could work well with devices such as smartwatches.

Smart gadgets and wearables such as smartwatches and fitness trackers have become extremely popular but are usually considered to be extensions of smartphones in one way or another. That said, some tech experts have been speculating that the connectivity features of these devices could provide considerably greater benefit in cities like Dubai, where future-ready technologies are already being embraced.

The idea is that wearing this type of technology could help to further enhance the experience of these cities.

Dubai is typically considered to be a leader among smart cities. It has been implementing some of the most cutting-edge tech, and wearing smart gadgets has the potential to integrate with services throughout such locations.

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Additional features that could result from such integrations could include anything from rapid healthcare to remaining seamlessly connected. Some tech experts believe that by advancing wearables in these locations, the need for conventional smartphones could be eliminated and watches, rings or even holographic tech could be used instead.

Naturally, smart gadgets haven’t quite reached this level yet, but they’re not impossible to imagine.

“The concept of making cities smarter through wearables revolves around the integration of wearable technology into the urban landscape, with Dubai as a prime example,” said Aliriza Group Chari and CEO Aliriza Abdul Gafoor. “It explores the symbiotic relationship between wearable devices and urban systems, envisioning a future where cities leverage wearables to enhance efficiency and convenience.”

“Smart wearables have the potential to significantly enhance smart cities like Dubai. By integrating wearable technology into public systems, improving delivery of government services, and functioning as standalone devices, wearables offer unique benefits over smartphones,” added Gafoor. “These devices can streamline and enhance the smartening of Dubai’s infrastructure, allowing seamless synchronisation of public services and transport, paving the way for a more efficient and connected urban experience.”

As Dubai increasingly implements technology such as Internet of Things (IoT) sensors, smart grids, and data analytics, the integration of smart gadgets into a city’s infrastructure could become central to shaping its future experience for residents and visitors alike.

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