The Internet of Things (IoT) has promised for decades to herald a fully-connected and well-managed world. Americans, however, have not fully embraced the inherent possibilities and have instead been stymied by shifting standards and complexity. Current market penetration is just barely under one in four online American adults. This MetaFAQs profiles American smart home control users by several critical demographic and behavioral factors distinctive from the average American online adult: age group and age within gender, employment status, life stage, number of home PCs used, and mix of technology ecosystems.
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.