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Expanded coverage in TUP 2016 – wearables, IoT, connected home, and more

MetaFacts has expanded coverage again in Technology User Profile (TUP) with the TUP 2016 Edition.

We’ve carefully chosen the hottest tech products and services, and sized how real they are before including them in the comprehensive TUP survey.

For TUP 2016, several quickly-developing and competitive tech products and services include:

  • More Wearables, beyond watches and fitness bands – VR Goggles/headsets (e.g. Oculus Rift, HTC Vive)
  • IoT – from Internet-connected video doorbells to smart locks
  • Home Projectors
  • Standalone Scanners
  • 3D Printers
  • Voice- enabled personal assistants (e.g. Google Now, Apple Siri, Microsoft Cortana, Amazon Alexa) and Voice-enabled Wireless Speakers (e.g. Amazon Echo)
  • Smartphone service details including data caps and family plans
  • “Instant ink” subscriptions
  • Expanded coverage of gaming notebooks and desktops, spanning those designed for gaming to PCs (and other devices) used for casual gaming

These combine with the hundreds of other elements tracked in TUP to form a deeply complete picture.

We know our clients rely on TUP for more than topline estimates, and instead value the completeness of TUP to reveal a truly useful, nuanced, and solid technology user profile.

To learn how your company can subscribe, please contact MetaFacts.

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TUP 2016 Life Stage Section (A3)


One’s life stage is a convenient if simplified way to summarize distinct groups of technology users, since it integrates age, employments status, and presence of children into one view. It isn’t as if on getting a job or having children one is handed a collection of technology products and services. However, for most tech, there is a strong association towards or away from certain products types with respect to Life Stage.
The Life Stage section of TUP 2016 includes a complete profile of Connected Adults. The key banner points are Life Stage (Employed/Not Employed, 18-39/40+, Kids/No Kids) and Age Group (18-34, 35-49, 50+).courtesy merlijin hoek creative commons

This section includes the answers to the most-relevant questions in the comprehensive TUP survey. The data-rich deliverable is designed for quick recognition of important findings, including statistical testing and indexes comparing values to their national averages. This report results cover many key topics: technology adoption patterns (early adopters vs. laggards), device combinations, Game Console Activities, and Tech Spending.

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Filed under Activities, Adoption Profile, Demographics & Econographics, Life Stage