Benefits of AR glasses over cell phones or tablets United States 2017

The statistic shows the benefits of augmented reality (AR) glasses in comparison to cell phones or tablets in the eyes of American consumers in 2017. Thirty-six percent of respondents agreed that one good thing about using AR glasses, compared to phones or tablets, was that one could follow instructions without holding or referring to a device.

Benefits of augmented reality (AR) glasses over cell phone or tablet according to adult consumers in the United States, as of 2017

Share of respondents
Not needing to look down36%
Following instructions without having to hold or refer to a device36%
Viewing entertainment in an entirely new way34%
Multi-tasking more easily & efficiently with both hands free at all times34%
Processing more information about my environment faster23%
Being more connected to family, friends & the people around me18%
None of these benefits appeal to me at all32%
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Release date

May 2017


United States

Survey time period

March 20 to 27, 2017

Number of respondents

1,023 respondents

Age group

18 years and older

Method of interview

Online survey

Supplementary notes

Multiple responses were possible.

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