Super Wrist Gadget

"Hm. This thing I wear on my wrist says they're not poisonous."
Leela, Futurama

Items on your wrist are easy to access, versatile, and just look awesome.

Can function as any number of useful tools, like a communicator, a firearm, a light, a scanner, a music player, a wristwatch, etc. Typically, this will appear in sci-fi shows as a device from which characters can access a wide variety of tools. Also, unlike a hand-held device, being wrist-mounted makes it "Hands Free", meaning it won't get lost, dropped or hinder the user by limiting the number of hands they might need in a given situation. Truly a remarkable device.

Compare: Comm Links (can be worn on the wrist), Gadget Watch (with other built-in special devices). See also Magical Accessory.


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    Anime & Manga 

    Comic Books 
  • Funky Koval used a gadget watch with a blaster on one occasion.
  • When the scene was spoofed in Gorsky and Butch, there was no gadget involved — the watch was such a cheap replica that the villain fainted with disgust and fell over the railing.
  • Spider-Man's web shooters are not just this by default, but some alternate versions of the character add extra functions such as alternate web functions and the capacity to launch tracers (or fire bullets).



    Live Action TV 

    Newspaper Comics 
  • Dick Tracy's wrist radio. In the eighties it got updated to a wrist computer, and in the nineties it got a mini-CD-ROM player. By the 2010s, though, Technology Marches On and we actually have wrist phones with computers in them.

    Video Games 
  • The Fallout series' Pip-Boy 3000 in Fallout 3, Fallout: New Vegas, and Fallout 4 are wrist-mounted devices used by the player. The Pip-Boy's uses include but are not limited to data storage, inventory management, topographical mapping, assisted targeting, medical diagnostics, and radio receiver. In Fallout: New Vegas, after an unmarked quest connected to the quest "How Little We Know", the player can get the "Pimp-Boy 3 Billion" which is a gold-plated and diamond encrusted Pip-Boy 3000. It does everything a Pip-Boy 3000 does but with the added benefit of lookin' pimpin'.
  • Commander Keen's ComputerWrist
  • The Omnitools from the Mass Effect series. By the third game you can stab people with them.
  • That thing that Sonya Blade wears on her arm in Mortal Kombat can, at the very least, be used as a communicator, firearm and metal-cutter. One might speculate that it probably also works as a watch.
  • The Poketch in Pokémon Diamond/Pearl might just as well be called an iPhone on the wrist, with all the various apps that can be installed on it. In addition to a clock, these apps include a device to check the status of your Pokemon, another to check the Pokemon you left in daycare, a history of Pokemon you recently caught, a markable map, a step counter, a sketch pad, a timer, a virtual coin flip, etc. If only there were real-life watches that could do all that...
  • Geo Stelar's Transer in Mega Man Star Force. A combination Facebook and email account, that also contains an antiviral weapons array and an alien Energy Being that he fuses with to engage in thrilling heroics.
  • This is essentially what the hidden blades in the Assassin's Creed series are. While Altair's blade is pretty plain, consisting of little more than a bracer with a retractable blade, Ezio's gains a lot of nifty additional functions after a certain Leonardo da Vinci gets his hands on it: such as, a poison capsule for low-profile delayed assassinations, a concealed gun barrel for ranged kills, lockpick module, poison dart launcher, mini-crossbow, and a hookblade. Oh, and Ezio eventually started packing two of the things for maximum destructive power.
  • Call of Duty: Black Ops 2: David Mason has a wrist-mounted computer that allows him to hack enemy networks, call in airstrikes, fire grappling hooks, etc..

    Web Original 
  • Phaeton had multi wrists before it blew up, the UDA salvaged some and called them wrist gadgets, now that none of them work, Trayen thinks of making one that holds his smart phone.

    Western Animation 
  • Bob's Glitch from ReBoot, though it is strongly overlaps with Gadget Watch.
  • Ben 10's Omnitrix.
  • Parodied in Futurama: Leela has one, and she calls it "this thing on [her] wrist" which also has a built-in surgical laser for reattaching noses.
  • Space Ghost had his Power Bands.
  • The titular hero of Phantom 2040 has a pair.
  • Partway through the fourth and final series Kim Possible gets a new Kimmunicator in the form of a watch. It even has a grappling line in it, somehow.
  • Both of the SWAT Kats wear the Glovatrix, a wrist-mounted item featuring multiple weapons and tools.
  • In Star Wars: The Clone Wars:
    • Part of Bounty Hunter Cad Bane's original arsenal was a box on his wrist, that worked as a communicator, a taser, a multifunction remote control, a flamethrower and somesort of pistol. After breaking Moralo Eval out of prison, he acquired another, bit tamer version, that sprayed stungas to his opponent's face, and also worked as a grappling-cabel-launcher.
    • Similarly to Cad Bane, the wrist part of Pre Vizsla's armor contains at least a flamethrower, a grappling-cabel-launcher and some sort of shuriken-launcher.

    Real Life 
  • Steampunks seem to have a fascination for cool wrist-mounted gadgets, from guns to chronometers to computers.
    • Cybergoths are fond of this too, though their tend to look less gadgety compared to Steampunks.
  • Company Armstar produces an armoured gauntlet, marketed to body guards, that has a built in taser, video camera and flashlight. It now also has an armoured iPhone dock.
  • IT'S FINALLY HERE POST 2010 - THE SMARTWATCH. Basically, they take the CPU of a smartphone, put it in a digital watch, and make the display a touch-screen. It's more of a novelty than a marvel of science, but it should be more fun than something that just ticks and tells you what you can look at on any regular computer.