What can I wear on my wrist besides a watch?
September 3, 2010 1:29 PM Subscribe
I am a man who wears a wristwatch. What can I wear on the other wrist? Preferably something that serves some function.
posted by bartleby to technology (24 answers total) 11 users marked this as a favorite
So when I was a little boy, I would play pretend space adventurer, aided by two old cheap wristwatches. One wrist would be the comlink to base and the other would be my teleporter controls; or one would project a forcefield and the other would be a laser blaster - Pew!Pew! Imaginative fun.
But now I'm old and no longer have fun or an imagination. But I do still wear a wristwatch. On ONE wrist. This seems lopsided. I don't think I'm capable of becoming one of those people who doesn't wear a watch; I don't need to wear a 2nd watch for another time zone; and I'm not the kind of guy who can pull off some 70's disco heavy ID bracelet or other balancing jewelry.
So I'm looking for something to wear on the non-watch wrist. Preferably something at least if not more functional than a timepiece. I'm turning to the AskMe hive mind.
1) What already exists in terms of wristband-form-factor gadgetry? Flashlight? Cigarette lighter? Dartgun?
2) What should I/we invent? For instance, if one went hiking wearing one of those fancy trail computer watches with a digital compass and altimiter, etc - wouldn't it be nice to have some emergency kit on the other wrist, like a signal mirror/whistle/firestarter/whatnot mounted around some kind of band? Or maybe the "Warranty Voider" - the strap is a bandolier of various screwdriver bits and the watch part is a snap-off bit driver and LED light?
P.S. Why don't I have a bracelet-form-factor mobile phone yet? One of those, with a detachable bluetooth headset (and acting as a 3G/4G hotspot for bonus points) would actually get me pretty close to the 2010 of my boyhood imagination.