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smartwatch

noun; blending Blend of smartphone and watch, smartphone is a compound of smart and phone.
A watch that is worn on a wrist that has connective capabilities which can connect to a smartphone via bluetooth and display information sent from the smartphone. Information such as text messages, caller ID, general notifications, music control, etc. Deemed smartwatch based on the well-established word of smartphone which defines a phone that can do more than call and text message, but in addition, browse the internet, use apps, and be used as a functional camera.
 
"I first learned about smartwatches on the internet before I bought one last summer."
Etymology : Compound of smart and watch. Smart from Old English smeart, painful, severe, stinging; causing a sharp pain; from 13th century executed with force and vigor; quick, active, clever. Watch from Old English wæcce meaning a watching, small timepiece from 1580s, developed from a clock to wake up sleepers.
Source : Friend, July 18, 2012
Last modified: 26 November 2013


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