Dan Ness, Principal Analyst, MetaFacts, November 23, 2020
During 2020, it may come as no surprise that searching online for health information would be a regular activity for online adults. Do more users turn to their PCs or smartphones when they’re searching for health information? Is there a difference between younger and older adults? This MetaFAQs looks at health information searching using PCs and smartphones and compares the rates by age generation group among online adults in the US, Germany, UK, Japan, China, and India.
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Every Step You Take – Smartphone Step-Trackers – a TUPdate by Dan Ness, March 24, 2017
Baby steps count, as long as they’re in the right direction. Digital health promises positive outcomes for a wide range of people. However, like gym memberships and home treadmills, they don’t do much unless people use them. A first step for many is to use what’s handy. Most Smartphones can track a user’s steps, and many are being used for that purpose, although use isn’t as widespread as Fitness Trackers or Smartwatches.
Phone Home or Walk Home?
Using one’s Smartphone to track steps is a regular activity for 25 million, or 1 in 9, US adults. There are other ways to track one’s health. Electronics activity trackers, such as the FitBit, are being actively used by 39.6 million, or 18% of US adults.
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