Here are two screenshots from Stranger Things S03E08 with the gadget in question:

wristwatch-style gadget depicting a triangle of sorts

same as above, angle slightly different

It does not look like a wrist watch. Is it maybe some kind of portable video game?

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This is a Nelsonic Q'Bert Wristwatch, sold by Nelsonic Digital. They were very popular, especially in the 80s for their game-themed wristwatches, wherein you could actually play the game on your wrist!

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Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nelsonic_Industries

  • I had the Tetris game watch in the early 90s. Did not realise I was missing out on the Q*bert option.
    – Bobulous
    Commented Jul 21, 2019 at 17:01
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    wonder how they afforded that
    – Nigel Fds
    Commented Jul 25, 2019 at 0:40
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    @NigelFds That’s a 1983 model watch on his wrist in 1985. Easily could have been found on sale. Commented Jul 29, 2019 at 12:24

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