150 times per day.
On average, that’s how many times it’s estimated we check our smartphones. Some estimate that to mean about 1 glimpse every 6 or 7 minutes, spread over 12 hours.
iPhones and Androids really are the new pocket watch. In an era long gone, and before the wristwatch came along, pocket watches were the thing. You’d pull it out if you were bored while waiting for someone or that next appointment. Maybe you would admire the finish, the workmanship of the device. Or maybe you’d use it to check the time and avoid a conversation with the person right next to you.
More and more, technology is being used as a replacement for real-life, taking you out of a moment rather than in one.