Gadget use increases

@ 2021/06/10
Average number doubles

The pandemic has bolstered the use of gadgets in an average US household to 25 connected devices, up from 11 in 2019, including laptops, smartphones, streaming devices, smart TVs, headphones, and gaming consoles, according to a Deloitte report.

Fitness was a key theme in the Deloitte survey with 58 per cent of households having a smartwatch or fitness tracker, while 14 percent of the device owners bought their fitness gadgets after the start of the pandemic.

About 55 percent of the people use their gadgets to measure walking steps and athletic performance, track heart health and monitor sleep and calories.

Despite the increase in the number of devices, one third of survey respondents admit to feeling overwhelmed by the devices and subscriptions they need to manage.

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