Networked products: 5G makes everyday devices even more intelligent

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Whether it's a watch, washing machine, lawnmower or toothbrush - more and more of the devices we use in everyday life are networked with our smartphone. Today, for example, many people use their Smartwatch as a fitness tracker, communication gadget or purely as a design object. Smartwatches are often connected to the smartphone via Bluetooth in order to communicate and go online.

Thanks to eSIM - a fixed integrated chip that is used instead of a conventional SIM card - and multi-SIM contracts such as O2 Free with the Connect function, there are also other possibilities for the intelligent networking of devices. All functions can already be used perfectly with the LTE (4G) standard. In the future, however, smart watches will also wirelessly connect to the 5G network. This could become particularly relevant for some interest groups: Thanks to the extremely low latency of 5G, data will be transferred even faster. This is of interest, for example, in the healthcare sector or in competitive sports, where real-time data analysis is becoming increasingly important.

Vital signs and performance data can be monitored and checked to the second. In case of an emergency, even faster interventions are possible. In addition, users can store large amounts of data and applications in their cloud faster from their Smartwatch. And via voice command, we can control various devices in our smart home while on the move using the intelligent clock. 5G offers enormous opportunities and additional fields of application for such smart devices. According to the British 5G website, for example, smart clothes or even 5G-enabled implants will soon be available to make our everyday lives easier.