Top 10 Lockdown Purchases From Brits – We’re A Strange Bunch!

Lockdown, whether that’s the first, second or latest, has not been easy. Some have found the first harder than the latest and others, the reverse. Thankfully we’ve all managed to get our retail fix by heading to our favourite etailer and splurging. Some of our lockdown purchases have been very interesting according to OnBuy.com. Let’s look at the top 10 buys over the last 12 months.

Whilst the world seems to have stopped in its tracks, technology continues evolving. With the past year being one of the hardest most of us have had to endure, our physical and mental health became a priority and fortunately, technology has been there to help.

With that in mind, the experts at OnBuy Home Automation Department wanted to find out the most sought-after wellbeing tech products people have searched for in the past year to help them cope with the drastic life changes.

These are the top 10 most sought-after wellbeing tech products:

In first place we find smart rings with a whopping 396,000 global Google searches. These devices have multiple functions from tracking your health to contactless payment and are designed to make life easier, so no wonder the high interest in this product.

The second most searched for product is the air quality monitor with 104,500 Google searches, followed by the smart thermometer in third place with approximately 72,600 Google searches.

With gyms being mostly closed, people have switched to getting fit from inside their homes. It is therefore no surprise that in fourth place are electric muscle stimulators with 50,600 Google searches.

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With many couples having to quarantine separately, one way to keep the romance alive is with couple vibrators, this product being searched for 38,500 times. Judging by the rumours of a baby boom in the months to follow, there is no surprise that there were 16,500 Google searches for fertility monitors, making them the sixth most sought after wellbeing tech product.

To help de-stress, many people have turned to buying mist diffusers (13,200 Google searches) and therapy lamps (9,900 Google searches), respectively ranking seventh and eighth.

Office working has become a thing of the past for many people who now work from home and data suggests people tend to work harder and longer hours whilst at home. Perhaps this is the reason why there were 9,900 Google searches for kneading massagers as the long hours of working at the desk can lead to many back issues.

Perhaps not as exciting yet still popular, in tenth place, we have the temperature control mug (4,400 Google searches) to help keep your drink warm whilst working from home!

“We’re seeing more and more people investing in technology meant to boost wellbeing, whether that means fitness, health, sexual or general lifestyle. Apart from the comfort factor, this type of technology can save us the most precious commodity: time. Instead of going to reheat your coffee a few times, why not invest in a mug that keeps your drink warm, so you can use that time for something else? The examples are endless and what is sure is that technology will only become more and more part of our lives”.- Cas Paton, the Founder and CEO of OnBuy.com

About Craig Bradshaw

Tech enthusiast and Editor-in-Chief of MobileTechTalk

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