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Different chargers and cables for the Apple Watch 7

Known for its great mix of hardware and capabilities as a health-conscious device, the Apple Watch is arguably the best smartwatch available on the market. But what it’s not famous for is its stamina, which can be a problem if you’re constantly on the move.

So, if you’re looking for alternatives to make sure your wearable is always charged, or you’re looking for an option that is more functional than the included basic puck, this article lists the best options to consider.

Note: None of these accessories support the faster charging feature introduced with the 7 Series.

What do you need to charge an Apple Watch?

To charge an Apple Watch, you now need the magnetic charger and a USB-A or USB-C adapter, based on the end of the cable that came in the retail box.

Note: Apple Watch Series 7 and Apple Watch SE devices (sold after October 2021) come with a USB-C cable. Earlier versions of the wearable and those that were packaged before October 2021 may have USB-A ended cables. It is therefore essential to check the list of the scope of delivery before purchasing.

Apple Watch magnetic charging cable

USB-A (1m)

Apple Watch magnetic charging cable

USB-C (1m)

Apple USB-C charger

20W

Best alternative Apple Watch Series 7 chargers and cables

Insignia Apple Watch cable with silicone cable sheath

Source: Insignia

If you are often on the go, the Insignia Apple Watch Charger and the silicone cable cover are an accessory that makes cable management easy and the product you should have in your pocket when you travel. It has a USB-A port so you can use it with a variety of adapters or even power banks that will ensure your Apple Watch is always charged and ready to go. Its larger footprint and rubber construction also ensure that it does not slip off the table or get knocked over easily.

Insignia Apple Watch cable with silicone cable sheath

The Insignia Apple Watch Cable with silicone cable sheath enables convenient travel with a design that makes cable management easy.

Anker foldable charging pad

Source: Anchor

The Anker Folding Charging Pad is similar to the Insignia listed earlier. However, it has one advantage in the form of its hinged loading surface, with which you can set up your Apple Watch at a slight angle. That said, if there is a case that could prevent the smartwatch from connecting properly, this design can prove to be beneficial. It also comes with a USB-C end.

Anker foldable charging pad

The foldable charging pad from Anker is a practical accessory that is ideal for charging at an angle and has a USB-C port.

Apple Watch Magnetic Charging Dock

Source: Apple

As an official Apple Watch accessory, the magnetic charging dock is perfect for anyone trying to minimize the number of cables they carry and make better use of the available Lightning cables. The round pad comes with a fold-out charging stand that can be angled to avoid inconvenience when using a solo loop or straps of a similar design.

Apple Watch Magnetic Charging Dock

The Apple Watch Magnetic Charging Dock has a detachable cable design and a fold-out charging surface that you can configure at different angles.

Switch: Apple MagSafe Duo

Belkin Boost Charge Pro

Source: Belkin

The Belkin Boost Charge Pro is an accessory that you get when you own multiple devices that are part of the Apple ecosystem. Not only can you easily charge your Apple Watch, but you can also supply your iPhone with 15 W power and keep your AirPods ready for use when needed. The design of this stand also makes it a nice addition to your bedroom or study. It also comes with a wall adapter in the box.

Belkin Boost Charge Pro

Belkin Boost Charge Pro is the accessory that helps you keep track of your Apple devices and their charging needs.

Alternative: Belkin Boost Charge

Satechi 3-in-1 wireless charging station

Source: Satechi

The Satechi 3-in-1 Wireless Charging Stand offers a one-stop approach to charging your Apple Watch along with your iPhone and AirPods – similar to the Belkin Boost Charge Pro. It can provide 7.5W for your iPhone, 5W for your AirPods, and the standard 2.5W for your Apple Watch, which charges from 0 to 100 in about two hours.

Unfortunately, this accessory does not come with a power adapter. So when buying, make sure the power is 20W or higher as recommended by the manufacturer.

Satechi 3-in-1 wireless charging station

The Satechi 3-in-1 Wireless Charging Stand is an elegant charging solution for the various Apple devices you own.

NOMAD base station – Apple Watch Edition

Source: NOMAD

The NOMAD base station acts as a central charging station for more than one of your devices. It features a three-coil design that makes it easy to wirelessly power more than two devices on the platform, and it also has USB-A and USB-C output ports (18W) to connect additional devices (even a MacBook ) to charge.

AirPods and an iPhone can be placed on the surface, which is padded with black leather, while the Apple Watch is charged via an MFI-certified puck. The accessories are also supplied with an adapter in the box.

NOMAD base station – Apple Watch Edition

The NOMAD base station is a luxurious accessory that is ideal for charging up to five devices at the same time.

Satechi USB-C Magnetic Charging Station

Source: Satechi

The Satechi Magnetic USB-C Charging Station is a simple accessory with an integrated MFI-certified Apple Watch charger that gets your wearable running at full speed. Its compact design makes it easy to store in your backpack or on your desk at work. It is also compatible with every published Apple Watch model.

Satechi USB-C Magnetic Charging Station

The Satechi USB-C Magnetic Charging Station is a small accessory that is tremendous convenience if you are ever in need.

Satechi Quatro Wireless Power Bank

Source: Satechi

The Satechi Quatro has a 10000 mAh battery with which you can charge your Apple Watch several times if necessary. It also has a wireless charging surface that you can use to power accessories like AirPods, while the USB-C port can put out 18W of power to charge your iPhone. There’s also an additional USB-A port if you want to charge more devices.

Satechi four

The Satechi Quatro has a 10,000 mAh cell, which is perfect for managing multiple devices on the go.

Switch: IWALK portable charger

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