Apple Watch usage grew during the pandemic only to shrink below pre-pandemic levels. The shape and composition of the active Apple Watch user base favors younger employed Americans. From 2018 to 2022, active usage dropped overall among historically advantaged groups and rose among those historically disadvantaged. Three historically disadvantaged sociodemographic groups – younger Black, Hispanic, and multi-racial adults – stand out for having higher than average and growing usage.
This TUPdate looks at the five-year profile of American adults who actively use an Apple Watch along several lines: the socioeconomic group they are part of, their life stage, employment status, and age. It also profiles those planning to purchase an Apple Watch in the next 12 months.