n. A computer or similar device worn and used on the wrist.
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Garmin has long been a player in the sport and fitness watch market, with current offerings like the vivoactive HR and f?nix 3 preceded by wrist-tops like the Forerunner 201.
—C.C. Weiss, “Garmin gets fashionable with vivomove analog fitness watch,” Gizmag, May 06, 2016
All of this was going to change when Apple finally entered the category with its smart watch. Many observers hoped that Apple’s design principles, obsession with simplicity, and track record of delighting users with easy-to-use products, are going to finally give the world a useful and fun wearable. Instead, we got a good-looking wrist-top computer.
1990 (earliest)
And talking, wrist-top computers with built-in speech recognition and cellular faxmodems are not far away. Dick Tracy, here we come!
—Fred D'Ignazio, “The Computing Teacher, Volume 18,” International Council for Computers in Education, January 01, 1990