What we do paints a richer picture than what we carry or own. All computers are not used the same and nor are smartphones or tablets. Each user has their preference about how they spend their time. Also, each user expresses their choices about which connected devices they turn to for each type of activity. While some see their tablets as passive movie screens, others rely on them as communication hubs. Some users prefer to shop on a computer, while others rely more on their smartphones.
This TUP Highlights report includes the following sections: main activities across all tech devices, major activities for each device type, activities unique to which device type, cross-device activities, the profile of activity type users, major activities for a market segment, home entertainment activities, the profile by key activities, and listening activities.
Entertainment, communication, and smart homes have all evolved beyond requiring typing on a keyboard or sitting near PC speakers. Wearable and hearables have extended a broad range of audible activities further towards a more personal convenience. However, active usage of any wearables or hearables has varied considerably across market segments. While Bluetooth headphones are widespread, VR headsets persist as niche products among a younger, more affluent, and tech-savvy segment. Smart speakers, in contrast, are showing signs of having peaked after rising in use among a middle market.
This TUP Highlights report includes the following sections: wearables penetration, hearables penetration, wearable devices used, trends in wearables and hearables, purchase plans for wearables, listening activities, penetration of voice assistant usage, the profile of voice assistant users, the profile of hearables users, and the profile of wearables users.
Hearables are having a tumultuous time during the pandemic, and users adapt to shifting situations. Webcams are a significant force, as are wireless Bluetooth headsets, both pivotal for users working or schooling from home. Meanwhile, voice-enabled speakers have reached a plateau, reaching their largest share among neither the youngest nor oldest adults. Smartwatches have made inroads across nearly all age groups, especially younger employed adults.
This TUP Highlights report includes the following sections: purchase plans for wearables, hearables penetration, wearables penetration, trends in consumer electronics, the profile of hearables users, the profile of wearables users, the profile of key consumer electronics users, and device activities compared to consumer electronics.
Apple’s Siri is enjoying steady progress where other voice assistants have not. A third or more of younger Americans – male and female – are active users. Working parents are also being listened to, if not by their children, then at least by Siri. This MetaFAQs report profiles active users of Apple Siri or who have HomePods by a range of distinctive characteristics: age group, employment status, life stage, technology ecosystems, and others.
Smartphones have rapidly, although not completely, replaced feature phones. Smartphone users have expanded their range of activities with new uses while also increasingly migrating activities from computers and tablets. This TUP Highlights Report profiles smartphones – their market penetration, user demographic profile, regular activities, usage profile, key competitors, and purchase plans.
This TUP Highlights report includes the following sections: penetration of smartphones versus feature phones, smartphone brand share, top activities for smartphones, smartphone carrier share, smartphone usage profile, trends in technology ecosystems, major activities for a market segment, and the profile of smartphone users.
Just how prevalent is voice assistant technology? Does the amount of devices an individual owns impact their use of Apple Siri, Google Assistant, and Amazon Alexa—and does brand loyalty play a role?
This MetaFAQs reports on the number of adults in the US who actively use a voice assistant on a smartphone, tablet, or PC, or use a voice-enabled speaker from Apple, Google, or Amazon. This is split by the voice assistant platform’s brand and the number of Apple devices they use – spanning iPhones, iPads, Macs, Watches, Apple TV set-top boxes, or HomePods. This MetaFAQs uses results from the TUP/Technology User Profile 2020, which is TUP’s 38th annual.
When it comes to online adults who use Apple’s HomePod smart speaker, do birds of a feather flock together? The HomePod is tightly integrated with other Apple products, which benefits those who have other Apple devices.
This MetaFAQs reports on the number of adults in the US who actively use at least one Apple HomePod by the number of Apple devices they use – including iPhones, iPads, Macs, Watches, Apple TV set-top boxes, or HomePods. This MetaFAQs uses results from the TUP/Technology User Profile 2020, which is TUP’s 38th annual.
How popular is Apple’s HomePod voice-assistant smart speaker? Released in 2017, this smart speaker incorporates voice command using Apple Siri to connect with an Apple iPhone and Apple’s HomeKit home automation control hub. This MetaFAQs reports on the number of adults in the US who actively use at least one Apple HomePod between 2019 and 2020.
Are smart speakers going to set the tone for the future—or are they a niche tool? Smart speakers can be used for listening to music, news, phone calls, and for using voice assistants such as Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant, or Apple Siri. This MetaFAQs reports on the number of online adults in the US that use at least one smart speaker by the speaker’s brand between 2019 and 2020.
Dan Ness, Principal Analyst, MetaFacts, May 8, 2020 There are many ways to serve technology users, and each family of operating systems – Apple’s, Google’s, and Microsoft – have expanded in different ways. While Windows-driven products are being actively used by nearly three-fourths (73%) of U.S. online adults, Apple macOS and iOS devices and Google…