Best Apple Watch chargers, stands, power banks & docks

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Apple ships a simple but effective charging cable with the Apple Watch that will fast-charge an Apple Watch Series 7 or later (Watch 8/9, Watch Ultra 1/2). You won’t find a faster charging accessory but you can also choose from a wide range of stylish and practical charging stands, docks and power banks for your Apple Watch—including some that can also charge other Apple devices such as your iPhone and AirPods.

Here, we round up some of the best Apple Watch chargers, docks and charging stands—some of which can charge your other Apple devices at the same time. Most should be compatible with all generations of the Watch, but be sure to check compatibility before buying.

There are simple charging cables, multi-device chargers that can power up your Apple Watch plus your iPhone and AirPods, chargers that are built for portability and travel, designer models that look great at home or in the office, and handy Apple Watch power banks.

Apple Watch Magnetic Fast Charger to USB-C Cable – Best Apple Watch charging cable

Pros

Fast charge Watch

Simple

Cons

One use only



Watch fast charge: Yes

Size: 1m cable

Weight: 2.6oz (73g)

Colors: White

Requires USB-C charger: Yes (20W minimum)

Apple ships its Watch Magnetic Fast Charger to USB-C Cable with its Watch Series 7 and later models, including the Watch Series 8/9 and Watch Ultra. The Apple Watch SE (including the current model) and Series 6 and earlier Watch models shipped with the Apple Watch Magnetic Charging Cable that lacks the fast-charging function.

Both cables are Apple white and a meter long. The latest version features an enhanced charging puck.

The 7.5W Fast Charger Cable can charge 33% faster than the older 5W cable—charging a compatible Watch battery from 0-80% in just 45 minutes. An eight-minute charge will support eight hours of sleep tracking.

Without fast charge, it takes about 1.5 hours to charge an Apple Watch to 80%, and about 2.5 hours to 100%.

Fast charging requires at least a 20W USB-C charger, like you’d use to charge an iPhone; find our recommended best iPhone chargers for a wider choice that the plain Apple 20W charger.

While you can still buy the older Apple Watch Magnetic Charging Cable, there’s little benefit as the newer Magnetic Fast Charger to USB-C Cable is backwards compatible with older Watch models, looks the same, and is the same price. You can use the old cable on a later Watch but obviously without fast charging.

Third-party Apple Watch Chargers – Beware cheap imitations

Pros

Affordable

Cons

Pot luck on quality

Slow charging

No-name brands



Watch fast charge: No

Size: 1m cable

Colors: White, Black

Requires USB-C charger: Yes (20W minimum)

Apple’s official Watch Charger is fast and reliable but expensive compared to the knock-off Watch chargers you can find online. This is a shame as having a spare in your bga or lying around at home is useful given the Watch’s pretty dreadful battery life.

Usually there is a trusted third-party provider with an alternative to Apple’s simple charging cable but we could find none for the Apple Watch that were cheaper than the Apple version. We are sure that the Satechi USB-C Magnetic Charging Cable for Apple Watch is trustworthy but it’s actually pricier than the Apple and doesn’t support fast charging—so why bother?

There are some great third-party Apple Watch charging stands and adapters—many of which we review below.

But you are taking a chance (albeit a very affordable chance) by picking a cheapo simple Watch charger from Amazon, Temu or other online retailers. If you must, then scan the user reviews but we can’t vouch that the good ones are genuine and others often state problems with durability and extremely slow charging.

Twelve South HiRise 3 Deluxe – Best 3-in-1 Apple Watch charging stand

Pros

Charges Watch, iPhone, AirPods

Fast charge Watch

15W MagSafe for iPhone

Small footprint and tilts

Cons

Only in black



Watch fast charge: Yes

iPhone charge: 15W

Size: 6.3 x 3.4 x 6 inches (15.9 x 8.5 x 15.4cm)

Weight: 14oz (396g)

Colors: Black

Requires USB-C charger: 40W wall charger included

If you’ve got an Apple Watch, chances are you also own an iPhone and maybe a set of AirPods, too. Here’s where a charging station, which can power up all three devices simultaneously, becomes essential if you want to rid yourself of a snake’s nest of cables.

The HiRise 3 Deluxe (available at Apple) can wirelessly charge three devices—iPhone 12/13/14/15 but not SE, Apple Watch 7, 8, 9, SE and Ultra, and Apple AirPods (2nd and 3rd gen AirPods, and all AirPods Pro). The AirPods-charging Qi wireless pad can alternatively be used to charge any iPhone from iPhone 8 up.

And all the charging points are top-end—iPhone 15W, Watch 5W and Qi pad 7.5W—so all can be fast-charged.

The Watch can either lie flat or in Nightstand mode, and the iPhone in iOS 17’s StandBy mode. You can angle the iPhone by up to 35 degrees.

It’s taller but much smaller than Belkin’s Belkin Boost Up Charge Pro Wireless Charging Pad, reviewed below, so will save space on your bedside table or desk.

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Twelve South HiRise 3 Deluxe review

Journey Trio Ultra 3-in-1 Fast Wireless Charging Station – Best white 3-in-1 Apple Watch charging stand

Pros

Charges Watch, iPhone, AirPods

Fast charge Watch

15W MagSafe for iPhone

Small footprint

Cons

Only in white



Watch fast charge: Yes

iPhone charge: 15W

Size: 6.7 x 5.3 x 3.4 inches (17 x 13.4 x 8.6cm)

Weight: 11.5oz (325g)

Colors: White

Requires USB-C charger: 30W wall charger included

If you own an Apple Watch it’s a fair bet that you also have an iPhone, and, go on admit it, some AirPods, too—you’re well invested into the Apple ecosystem.

This 3-in-1 charging station from Journey has a tiltable MagSafe-certified pad (15W) for all iPhones 12/13/14/15, plus a Qi charger for AirPods that have a wireless charging case.

Important to us here, though, is the Apple Watch charger at the back, which can fast-charge your Apple wearable.

The Twelve South HiRise 3 Deluxe, reviewed above, is similar and features a tiltable Watch charger at the front rather than the back. If you want a 3-in-1 fast charging stand in white, then pick this Journey stand; if you prefer black, go for the Twelve South.

There is a cheaper version, the Journey Trio 3-in-1 Charging Station, which features a detachable Watch charger that you can slip into your pocket and plug into a USB-C charger, including your MacBook, away from the base unit. While that is a neat feature (and might save you $40 on a standalone Watch adapter) the MagSafe pad is only compatible so charges at 7.5W and the Watch charger is slower than the one featured on the Trio Ultra 3-in-1.

Satechi USB-C Magnetic Apple Watch Charging Dock – Portable Apple Watch charger

Pros

Portable

Cons

No Watch fast charge

One use only




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₹11,524 at Amazon

Watch fast charge: No

Size: 2 x 1.73 x 0.45 inches (5.1 x 4.4 x 1.1cm)

Weight: 1.1oz (31g)

Colors: Space Gray

Requires USB-C charger: Any USB-C charging port

Small enough to fit in your pocket, this little 5W Watch charger from can plug straight into a USB-C charger or a USB-C charging port—for example, the Thunderbolt on your MacBook or iPad, or a USB-C car charger—or USB-C output power bank.

When you get an alert telling you that your Watch battery is fading, you don’t always have your meter-long Apple charging cable with you but you are likely nearer a USB-C power point, and this little Watch charger can live at the bottom of your back for when you need it most.

Twelve South ButterFly 2-in-1 MagSafe Charger – Best portable 2-in-1 Apple Watch charger

Pros

Charges Watch and iPhone and

Can swap Watch for AirPods

Fast charge Watch

15W MagSafe for iPhone

Portable

Small footprint

Cons

Expensive



Watch fast charge: Yes

iPhone charge: 15W

Size: 2.4 x 2.4 x 0.9 inches (6 x 6 x 2.35cm)

Weight: 4.2oz (119g)

Colors: Aluminum

Requires USB-C charger: 30W wall charger included

Twelve South makes our favorite 3-in-1 iPhone/Watch/AirPods charger, the HiRise 3 Deluxe reviewed above, and it has triumphed again with this pocketable 2-in-1 charger that can handle iPhone and Apple Watch or iPhone and AirPods, charging the two devices simultaneously.

Technically it can’t be beaten—it is fully Apple certified, so fast wirelessly charges the Watch at 5W and the iPhone at 15W.

But its wonder is its clever, dinky foldable size and MacBook-like styling. Unfurl the charger and the two wireless charging pads are revealed. You can even fold 180 degrees and place the Watch in Nighstand mode. Flip it round, and you can set the iPhone in landscape StandBy mode.

It chips with a super-compact 30W USB-C wall charger that comes with interchangeable international plug heads: US, UK, EU and AU/NZ.

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Twelve South ButterFly 2-in-1 MagSafe Charger review

Anker MagGo Wireless Charging Station (Foldable 3-in-1) – Best compact 3-in-1 Apple Watch charger

Pros

Charges Watch, iPhone, AirPods

15W Qi2 iPhone charging

Fast charges Apple Watch

Compact, light and portable




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₹24,424 at Amazon

Watch fast charge: Yes

iPhone charge: 15W

Size: 3.5 x 2.4 x 1 inches (8.9 x 6 x 2.5cm)

Weight: 6.9oz (195g)

Colors: White, Black

Requires USB-C charger: 40W wall charger included

The first 3-in-1 device charger based on the fast MagSafe-like 15W Qi2 magnetic wireless charging tech, the Anker MagGo 3-in-1 Wireless Charging Station not only boosts wireless charging speeds that match Apple’s MagSafe but wraps up everything into a solid, foldable and compact yet flexible design. Apple Watch fast charging is the cream on the top.

Foldable and super compact, the Anler MagGo Wireless Charging Station is a great portable option for your travels. The Watch-charging module neatly folds into the base of the charging station.

We also like Anker’s 3-in-1 Cube, reviewed below—but while it’s gorgeous, it is heavier than the MagGo and doesn’t feature Watch fast charging.

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Anker MagGo Wireless Charging Station (Foldable 3-in-1) review

Belkin Boost Up Charge Pro Wireless Charging Pad – Best 3-in-1 Apple Watch pad

Pros

Charges Watch, iPhone, AirPods

Fast charge Watch

15W MagSafe for iPhone

Cons

Large footprint



Watch fast charge: Yes

iPhone charge: 15W

Size: 9.3 x 3.4 x 0.84 inches (23.7 x 8.6 x 2.1cm)

Weight: 22.8oz (476g)

Colors: White, Black

Requires USB-C charger: 20W wall charger included

Belkin’s Boost Up Charge Pro Wireless Charging Pad 3-in-1 charger (available at Apple) is the fastest way you can wirelessly charge both your Apple Watch and iPhone (12/13/14-series models), plus AirPods that come in a wireless charging case.

It boasts both Watch fast charging (7.5W) and iPhone MagSafe fast charging (15W). The included 20W USB-C wall charger is a little underpowered if charging all three devices simulataneously. A 30W or 40W charger would better handle that situation.

The Watch can either lie flat or in Nightstand mode, but because the iPhone lies flat you can’t take advantage of iOS 17’s StandBy mode. The Twelve South HiRise 3 Deluxe, reviewed above, is a better option if you want to view your iPhone while it’s charging—and it also comes with a more powerful 40W power supply.

The magnetic charging module features a precision dial that can adjust the height for the best Watch, depending on the screen size.

Anker 3-in-1 Cube with MagSafe – Stunning compact 3-in-1 Apple Watch charger

Pros

Charges Watch, iPhone and AirPods

15W MagSafe for iPhone

Portable

Small footprint

Cons

No Watch fast charge

Heavy




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₹29,184 at Amazon

Watch fast charge: No

iPhone charge: 15W

Size: 2.49 x 2.3 x 2.3 inches (6.3 x 6 x 6cm)

Weight: 14.5oz (410g)

Colors: Gray

Requires USB-C charger: 30W wall charger included

Charge your Apple Watch plus your other small Apple gadgets with this dinky (if weighty) designer 3-in-1 cube that is MagSafe certified so can wirelessly charge an iPhone 12/13/14 at 15W.

Watch and AirPods charge at a more sedate 5W, so no Watch fast charge.

The beauty of this compact charger is its portable 3-in-1 power options, all contained in one tiny-footprint device. The Watch charging part can be hidden away within the Anker Cube when not in use.

Belkin BoostCharge Pro 2-in-1 Wireless Charging Dock with MagSafe 15W – Designer 2-in-1 Apple Watch charger

Pros

Designer looks

15W MagSafe

Fast Apple Watch charging




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$129.95 at Apple

Watch fast charge: Yes

iPhone charge: 15W

Size: 4.1 x 3.1 x 2.75 inches (10.5 x 7.8 x 7cm)

Weight: 15.9oz (540g)

Colors: Gray

Requires USB-C charger: 30W wall charger included

The BoostCharge Pro looks rather like a paperweight and will delight interior designers.

Compact and low-level in an elegant organic shape, the bulb-like charging stand is made from at least 60% post-consumer recycled (PCR) plastic and has pleasingly soft edges and a texture that makes you stroke it longingly.

The chrome Watch-charging pad sticks out from the back of the stand, and can’t be folded in when not in use, as is possible with some compact multi-device chargers such as the Anker 3-in-1 Cube

It features fast wireless charging for both Watch and iPhone. While it lacks an AirPods charging module like the 3-in-1 charging stations reviewed here, you can charge the AirPods wireless charging case on the top when the charging pad is flat and not charging your iPhone.

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Belkin BoostCharge Pro 2-in-1 Wireless Charging Dock with MagSafe 15W review

Journey SWIV 3-in-1 Foldable Wireless Charging Station – Best 3-in-1 Apple Watch travel charger

Pros

3-in-1 charging

Foldable for travel

Super compact design



Watch fast charge: Yes

iPhone charge: 7.5W

Size: 5.2-x-2.9-x-1 inches (13.3-x-7.4-x-2.5cm) closed

Weight: 5.2oz (147g)

Colors: White

Requires USB-C charger: Yes (20W minimum)

There are few foldable 3-in-1 iPhone/Watch/AirPods portable chargers on the market but we think this is the neatest. It’s a little larger than the Evolved Foldable Charger but noticeably lighter.

It measures 13.3-x-7.4-x-2.5cm when closed, and 2.1-x-7.4-x-1.3cm open. The Apple Watch charging module flips up so the Watch can be shown in Nightstand mode; it can also lie flat.

It is also the only one to offer fast charging for the Apple Watch. None of them offer 15W certified MagSafe charging for the phone—for that you’ll need a less flexible 3-in-1, of which we have reviewed several here.

Its design is neat because the MagSafe charging pad folds over and magnetically locks to the Watch module. if traveling with the SWIV, it’s just a matter of putting it in your bag, and you won’t notice it weighing down your luggage.

It comes with a 1.5m USB-C cable.

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Journey SWIV 3-in-1 Foldable Wireless Charging Station review

Alogic Lift 4-in-1 MagSafe Wireless 10000mAh Power Bank – Best 2-in-1 Apple Watch power bank stand

Pros

High 10K battery power bank

Can charge 4 devices at once

2x USB ports

Built-in stand

Cons

No Watch fast charge



Watch fast charge: No

Colors: White

Dimensions: .25-x-2.7-x-0.95 inches (10.8-x-6.8-x-2.4cm)

Weight: 8oz (228g)

Requires USB-C charger: 20W to recharge the power bank

This is the smallest iPhone and Apple Watch charger that doubles up as a power bank. It’s a great portable solution when you are away from a power source, and it can charge not just your Apple Watch and iPhone simultaneously, but two more devices via its USB ports (one USB-C for fast 18W iPhone charging and one USB-A).

The Watch charging module flips up from the back of the power bank’s pull-out stand. It chargers at 3W rather than 5W so doesn’t support Apple Watch Fast Charge but it will inject the juice that your Watch requires when you need it. If you’re carrying your Apple Watch Magnetic Fast Charger to USB-C Cable, you can connect it here to achieve fast Watch charging.

In our tests, using an iPhone 15 Pro, the power bank wirelessly charged close to 150%.

The OtterBox Power Bank with Apple Watch Charger, reviewed lower down, can fast charge a Watch and can wired-charge an iPhone but not act as a wireless iPhone stand.

OtterBox 3-in-1 Charging Station with MagSafe

Pros

Charges Watch, iPhone, AirPods

Fast charge Watch

15W MagSafe for iPhone

Small footprint



Watch fast charge: Yes

iPhone charge: 15W

Size: 5.6 x 4.6 x 4.6 inches (13.9 x 11.7 x 11.7cm)

Weight: 18.8oz (534g)

Colors: Black or White

Requires USB-C charger: 36W wall charger included

Matching the Twelve South HiRise 3 Deluxe in terms of charging speed, the OtterBox 3-in-1 Charging Station is a super-fast iPhone/Watch/AirPods charger with a small footprint—indeed, it’s a little smaller than its rival.

The charging points for iPhone and Apple Watch are fully certified—iPhone 15W and Watch 5W. At 5W, the lower Qi pad is slower than the Twelve South.

Where we prefer the HiRise 3 Deluxe is its tilting iPhone MagSafe pad and more flexible Watch module. But if the white color option fits your decor better than the black-only HiRise, the OtterBox 3-in-1 is a great choice.

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OtterBox 3-in-1 Charging Station with MagSafe review

Belkin Boost Charge Pro Portable Fast Charger – Best Apple Watch charging stand

Pros

Fast charge Watch

Nightstand

Portable

Cons

One use only



Watch fast charge: Yes

Size: 3.8 x 3.8 x 0.63 inches (9.7 x 9.7 x 1.6cm)

Weight: 6.8oz (192g)

Colors: White, Black

Requires USB-C charger: Yes (20W minimum)

The Belkin Boost Charge Pro Portable Fast Charger for Apple Watch is a long name for a fairly simple square, rubberized Apple Watch charging stand. It’s one of the few Apple Watch accessories that can fast-charge the Watch (Series 7 and later), and, weighing just 6.8oz (192g), is portable, too.

The magnetic charging module allows the Watch to be raised to work either lying flat or in Nightstand mode.

Its built-in 4-foot (1.2m) USB-C cable wraps neatly around the underside of the dock, so keeping your space clutter-free. There’s a precision dial on the bottom of the dock to raise the puck height depending on the size of your Watch. Available from Apple.

Evolved 3-in-1 Foldable Charger – Smallest 3-in-1 Apple Watch travel charger

Pros

3-in-1 charging

Foldable for travel

Super compact design

Cons

No Watch fast charge



Watch fast charge: No

iPhone charge: 7.5W

Size: 3.5-x-2.4-x-0.9 inches (9-x-6.1-x-2.3cm)

Weight: 6.9oz (195g)

Colors: Metallic gray

Requires USB-C charger: Yes (20W minimum)

You can use this charger as a fat wireless iPhone charging pad or height-adjustable and tilting phone stand. But you want to know about its Apple Watch charging credentials.

In the battle of the foldable travel MagSafe iPhone and Watch chargers, we crown the Evolved 3-in-1 Foldable Charger as the best for Apple Watch users.

It’s heavier and deeper than the ESR HaloLock 3-in-1 Travel Wireless Charging Set, reviewed below, and doesn’t come with the smart case and USB-C charger, but it wins because its Watch charger is built-in rather than a separate module. Its also also an inch shorter and a little less wide, and can raise your iPhone higher and is more adjustable.

Lamicall Watch Stand – Best budget wired Watch stand

Pros

Affordable stand

Cons

Requires charging cable

One use only




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₹3,211 at Amazon

Watch fast charge: Yes, with Apple fast-charge cable

Size: 3.54 x 5.31 x 1.85 inches (9 x 13.5 x 4.7cm)

Colors: Black, Silver, Gray, Rose Gold

Requires USB-C charger: Yes (20W minimum)

Lamicall’s Apple Watch Stand is a super-affordable wired Watch-charging stand, available in four different colors.

Keep in mind that you will still need to use a separate charging cable as this is only a stand and won’t charge your Apple Watch on its own. 

It’s a nifty little bedside stand if you don’t want to splurge more than you need to.

ESR HaloLock 3-in-1 Travel Wireless Charging Set – 3-in-1 travel charger with detachable Watch charger

Pros

Charges Watch, iPhone & AirPods

Foldable & portable

Cons

No Watch fast charge



Watch fast charge: No

iPhone charge: 7.5W

Size: 4.3 x 2.6 x 0.67 inches (11 x 6.5 x 1.7cm)

Weight: 5.2oz (148g)

Colors: Black (Watch module is white)

Requires USB-C charger: 20W wall charger included

iPhone charging stands are usually quite bulky given that they need to hold a vertical-oriented iPhone, but this 3-in-1 Watch/iPhone/AirPods charger folds to a very compact and lightweight form factor.

The Watch-charging module is separate and plugs into the charger via its integrated USB-C connector. It’s built with Apple’s first-generation charging module that doesn’t support Watch fast charging. It’s also white, which doesn’t quite fit with the rest of the black charger but this shouldn’t really matter.

What impresses us is that this certified Made for Watch device can charge three Apple devices at the same time, and slip into your pocket when you’re done—obviously you need either the included 20W charger (and 5ft cable) or your own USB-C charger and cable. The iPhone charger is MagSafe compatible (7.5W).

Handily, the whole package fits into an included smart travel case.

Zens 2-in-1 MagSafe + Watch travel charger – 2-in-1 Apple Watch travel charger

Pros

Charges Watch and iPhone

15W MagSafe for iPhone

Portable

Cons

No Watch fast charge



Watch fast charge: No

iPhone charge: 15W

Size: 2.36 x 2.36 x 0.79 inches (6 x 6 x 2cm)

Weight: 6.4oz (182g)

Colors: White

Requires USB-C charger: Yes (20W minimum)

This pocketable 2-in-1 Apple Watch and iPhone charger from Zens is a quality travel accessory for Apple users. The foldout Watch arm works as a kickstand for the iPhone in either landscape or portrait orientation.

It doesn’t support Apple Watch fast charging but is MagSafe-certified for full 15W MagSafe charging for iPhones 12 and later.

There’s a cute hard-shell travel case so you can keep the included braided USB-C cable and the charger protected in transit. Its a great charger in its own right and doesn’t need to be reserved for just travel duties.

OtterBox Power Bank with Apple Watch Charger – Best Apple Watch power bank

Pros

Fast charge Watch

Portable

Charges Watch, iPhone, AirPods

Cons

Battery capacity low compared to others



Watch fast charge: Yes

Colors: Silver

Dimensions: 3.2-1.3-x-1.6 inches (8-x-3.4-4cm)

Weight: 6.6oz (188g)

Requires USB-C charger: 20W to recharge the power bank

This portable 3000mAh power bank can fast-charge an Apple Watch at 7.5W, and also wirelessly charge AirPods Pro (2nd generation) and wired-charge an iPhone (or any other device) at 15W.

Four LED battery indicator lights let you know when it’s time to recharge the power bank itself. In testing, we recharged a flat Apple Watch 8 nearly four times (3.8x).

Its battery capacity is great if you’re going away on a five-day camping trip away from a wall power socket and only need to charge your Watch, but its relatively low in power if you also want to juice up your iPhone, too. Belkin’s BoostCharge Pro Apple Watch power bank has three times the capacity, but is bigger and heavier.

The Otterbox Apple Watch Power Bank weighs 6.6oz (188g).

Pass-through charging means you can wirelessly charge your Apple Watch when charging the power bank

It ships with a 20-inch (50cm) USB-C to USB-C cable.

The Alogic Lift 4-in-1 MagSafe Wireless 10000mAh Power Bank, reviewed above, is more functional, acting as a wireless iPhone/Watch charger and stand as well as a power bank.

Belkin BoostCharge Pro Apple Watch 10K Power Bank

Pros

Fast charge Watch

Portable

Charges Watch, iPhone, AirPods

High 10K battery capacity




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₹8,999 at Amazon

Watch fast charge: Yes

Colors: Black

Dimensions: 5.3-2.2-x-1.1 inches (13.5-x-5.6-2.9cm)

Requires USB-C charger: 20W to recharge the power bank

Belkin’s BoostCharge Pro Fast Wireless Charger for Apple Watch + Power Bank 10K might be pricier and heavier than the OtterBox Apple Watch Power Bank, but it packs a mighty 10000mAh capacity that can fast-charge an Apple Watch at 7.5W or wirelessly charge AirPods Pro (2nd generation), as well as wired-charge an iPhone (or any other device) at 20W.

While it’s bigger and heavier than the OtterBox, its 3x battery capacity makes it a more sensible choice if you need to charge Watch and iPhone multiple times.

It can charge a Watch eight times over, or twice for an iPhone 14. The likelihood is that you might need to charge both at least once, which this battery pack can handle easily.

It ships with a 12-inch (30cm) USB-C to USB-C cable.

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Belkin BoostCharge Pro Apple Watch Power Bank review

Belkin Boost Up Charge Pro 3-in-1 Wireless Charger Stand with MagSafe

Pros

Charges Watch, iPhone, AirPods

Fast charge Watch

15W MagSafe for iPhone

Cons

Large footprint




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₹28,999 at Amazon

Watch fast charge: Yes

iPhone charge: 15W

Size: 5.7 x 5.3 x 5.3 inches (13.7 x 13.5 x 13.5cm)

Weight: 22.4oz (635g)

Colors: White, Black

Requires USB-C charger: 20W wall charger included, with 1.2m cable

This 3-in-1 Watch/iPhone/AirPods charging station from Belkin takes up some space on your bedside table or desk but it looks great and can wirelessly charge an iPhone 12/13/14/15 model at the full MagSafe 15W. It is also compliant with Watch fast charging.

The stand lifts the charging iPhone to a height that makes it easier for FaceTime or watching videos, and supports iOS 17’s StandBy mode. Why watching Netflix, sorry Apple TV+, why not hang up the Apple Watch for a charge as it’s no use to you anyway while you are sat down.

Alogic Matrix Universal Apple Watch Charger – Modular portable Apple Watch charger

Pros

Portable

Cons

No Watch fast charge

One use only



Watch fast charge: No

Size: 1.7 x 1.4 x 0.4 inches (4.2 x 3.6 x 1cm)

Weight: 0.85oz (24g)

Colors: Silver

Requires USB-C charger: Any USB-C charging port

This portable wireless Watch charger from Alogic works like the Satechi portable USB-C charger, is fractionally smaller and lighter, but is just as flexible.

In some ways it’s more flexible as It’s part of a modular Alogic Matrix family, which means it can be part of a 3-in-1 iPhone/AirPods/Watch charging station, like the one reviewed in our roundup of the best MagSafe chargers. This flexible system can include a removable MagSafe-compatible power bank in the stand or outside with you.

STM ChargeTree Go – 3-in-1 Apple Watch travel charger

Pros

Charges Watch, iPhone & AirPods

Foldable & portable

Qi so best for iPhone 8-11

Cons

No Watch fast charge

Not MagSafe for iPhone 12-15

Expensive



Watch fast charge: No

iPhone charge: 7.5W

Size: 6 x 3 x 1 inches (15 x 7.5 x 2.4cm).

Weight: 7.8oz (221g)

Colors: White, Black

Requires USB-C charger: Yes (20W minimum)

This 3-in-1 charger is similar to the ESR HaloLock Travel Wireless Charging Set, reviewed above. It can simultaneously charge Watch (3W, so not fast charge), iPhone (7.5W) and AirPods (5W), and folds away to make it ideal for travel.

Its Watch charger is integrated–not detachable like the ESR’s—and is tucked away when not in use with a push.

One limitation is that its iPhone wireless charger isn’t magnetic or in any way MagSafe compatible. The iPhone instead rests on a ledge, with the charger being Qi compatible, but it can charge in both portrait and landscape modes. This shortcoming in fact makes it a great choice if your iPhone is older than MagSafe, so iPhone 8 to iPhone 11.

It ships with a 1m USB-C cable and cloth carry bag.

i.VALUX Portable Wireless Charger for Apple Watch

Pros

Portable Apple Watch power bank

Cons

No Watch fast charge

MicroUSB cable



This keyring power bank (1000mAh) should store enough charge to keep your Watch going until you are near a proper power source again. Four PEDs on the bank show you how much power remains in the bank.

It’s available in a range of colors, depending on where in the world you are.

You recharge the power bank with the included cable—sadly fiddly old MicroUSB.

Spigen S350 – Simple dock for Apple Watch cable

Pros

Affordable stand

Cons

Requires charging cable

One use only




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₹1,199 at Amazon

Watch fast charge: Yes, with Apple fast-charge cable

Size: 2.2 x 2 x 1.8 inches (5.6 x 5.1 x 4.6cm)

Weight: 11oz (312g)

Colors: White, Black, Blue, Pink

Requires USB-C charger: Yes (20W minimum)

This is a simple, secure stand that you slip your Apple charging cable into so that you can set your Watch in Nightstand mode by your bedside or at your desk if you prefer to charge during the day so that you can track your sleep at night.

Note that it’s just a stand so you still need the Apple charging cable. From Spiegen.

Elago Vintage Stand – Best novelty charger for Mac users

Pros

Looks like a tiny Mac

Cons

Requires charging cable




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₹1,700 at Amazon

Watch fast charge: Yes, with Apple fast-charge cable

Colors: Beige, Black

Requires USB-C charger: Yes (20W minimum)

Here’s one for the Apple enthusiasts that have been following the company since long before all this fancy touch-screen malarkey started. Elago’s cute W3 Stand (a.k.a. the Apple Watch Vintage Stand) turns your Apple Watch into a tiny original Macintosh while it’s charging.

It even sits at a slight angle to match the original Mac, and uses Nightstand mode to make sure the screen is aligned correctly.

For more advice about accessories for your Mac, iPad or iPhone see all our Best Picks.

FAQ

1.

How much time does Apple Watch take to fast charge?

The Apple Watch battery life is notoriously short between charges so fast charging is a great way to keep your smart timepiece topped up and ready for action.

Using a Fast Charger cable, such as the Apple Watch Magnetic Fast Charger to USB-C Cable, or stand, such as the Belkin Boost Charge Pro Portable Fast Charger for Apple Watch, you can charge a Watch 33% faster than using an older cable or stand. Fast charging will get a compatible Watch battery from 0-80% in 45 minutes. An eight-minute charge will power your Watch for eight hours of sleep tracking.

Fast charging requires at least a 20W USB-C charger.

See How to fast charge Apple Watch for more information.

2.

Which Apple Watch models can fast charge?

The following Apple Watch models support Fast Charge: Apple Watch Series 7, Apple Watch Series 8, Apple Watch Series 9, Apple Watch Ultra and Ultra 2.

The Apple Watch SE does not support Fast Charge.

3.

How can I see my Apple Watch battery percentage?

To see how much power remains on your Apple Watch, hold the bottom of the screen and swipe up to open the Control Center. You can add the battery life percentage to the watch face by adding a battery complication, in this way:

Hold the display, then tap Edit

Swipe left to the end to see if the watch face includes a possible battery complication

Tap the complication to select it, then turn the Digital Crown to choose the battery complication

To save your changes, press the Digital Crown, then tap the face to switch to it.

You can also add a battery widget to show the battery percentage of a connected Apple Watch on your iPhone.

4.

How to save power on the Apple watch

When you can’t get to your Apple Watch charger fast enough and the Watch battery is dangerously low, you can eke out the remaining battery charge by saving power.

The easiest way save battery life is to turn on Low Power Mode. This turns off Always On Display, background heart rate and blood oxygen measurements, plus heart rate notifications. Cellular access is also turned off in Low Power Mode. Apple states that “other notifications may be delayed, emergency alerts may not arrive, and certain cellular and Wi-Fi connections are limited.

When the Watch battery is charged to 80%, Low Power Mode turns off automatically.

Other Apple Watch battery saving tips include:

Don’t use an Exercise or other tracking

Turn off Always On Display in the Settings app

Turn off background apps: push the side button (not the digital crown) and release it; then scroll through the running apps using the digital crown; close the apps by swiping from left to right and tapping on the “X”

Turn off the heart rate monitor and advanced health tracking in the Watch app on your iPhone: Privacy > Health >

Turn off voice assistant Siri—which is always listening for your commands—in Apple Watch Settings

Turn on Theater mode, which prevents the Apple Watch display from turning on when you raise your wrist, and also turns on Silent Mode

Turn on Silent Mode

Use a darker watch face as black pixels use less power than bright ones such as Mickey Mouse or the Activity Face

In extreme circumstances when you know you’ll need your Apple Watch later but not right now, turn off your Apple Watch by pressing and holding the side button until you see the Power Off slider

Unpair AirPods from your Apple Watch in Settings.

See: How to improve Apple Watch battery life for more advice.

5.

How to turn on Low Power Mode on the Apple Watch

When its battery charge falls to 10% or lower, your Apple Watch alerts you and suggests that you enter Low Power Mode.

Hold the bottom of the Watch screen, then swipe up to open Control Center.

Tap the battery percentage icon, then turn on Low Power Mode.

Scroll down, and tap Turn On Low Power Mode.

Accessories, Apple Watch, Mobile Phone Accessories, Mobile Phone Chargers

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Apple ships a simple but effective charging cable with the Apple Watch that will fast-charge an Apple Watch Series 7 or later (Watch 8/9, Watch Ultra 1/2). You won’t find a faster charging accessory but you can also choose from a wide range of stylish and practical charging stands, docks and power banks for your Apple Watch—including some that can also charge other Apple devices such as your iPhone and AirPods.

Here, we round up some of the best Apple Watch chargers, docks and charging stands—some of which can charge your other Apple devices at the same time. Most should be compatible with all generations of the Watch, but be sure to check compatibility before buying.

There are simple charging cables, multi-device chargers that can power up your Apple Watch plus your iPhone and AirPods, chargers that are built for portability and travel, designer models that look great at home or in the office, and handy Apple Watch power banks.

Apple Watch Magnetic Fast Charger to USB-C Cable – Best Apple Watch charging cable

Pros

Fast charge Watch

Simple

Cons

One use only

Watch fast charge: Yes

Size: 1m cable

Weight: 2.6oz (73g)

Colors: White

Requires USB-C charger: Yes (20W minimum)

Apple ships its Watch Magnetic Fast Charger to USB-C Cable with its Watch Series 7 and later models, including the Watch Series 8/9 and Watch Ultra. The Apple Watch SE (including the current model) and Series 6 and earlier Watch models shipped with the Apple Watch Magnetic Charging Cable that lacks the fast-charging function.

Both cables are Apple white and a meter long. The latest version features an enhanced charging puck.

The 7.5W Fast Charger Cable can charge 33% faster than the older 5W cable—charging a compatible Watch battery from 0-80% in just 45 minutes. An eight-minute charge will support eight hours of sleep tracking.

Without fast charge, it takes about 1.5 hours to charge an Apple Watch to 80%, and about 2.5 hours to 100%.

Fast charging requires at least a 20W USB-C charger, like you’d use to charge an iPhone; find our recommended best iPhone chargers for a wider choice that the plain Apple 20W charger.

While you can still buy the older Apple Watch Magnetic Charging Cable, there’s little benefit as the newer Magnetic Fast Charger to USB-C Cable is backwards compatible with older Watch models, looks the same, and is the same price. You can use the old cable on a later Watch but obviously without fast charging.

Third-party Apple Watch Chargers – Beware cheap imitations

Pros

Affordable

Cons

Pot luck on quality

Slow charging

No-name brands

Watch fast charge: No

Size: 1m cable

Colors: White, Black

Requires USB-C charger: Yes (20W minimum)

Apple’s official Watch Charger is fast and reliable but expensive compared to the knock-off Watch chargers you can find online. This is a shame as having a spare in your bga or lying around at home is useful given the Watch’s pretty dreadful battery life.

Usually there is a trusted third-party provider with an alternative to Apple’s simple charging cable but we could find none for the Apple Watch that were cheaper than the Apple version. We are sure that the Satechi USB-C Magnetic Charging Cable for Apple Watch is trustworthy but it’s actually pricier than the Apple and doesn’t support fast charging—so why bother?

There are some great third-party Apple Watch charging stands and adapters—many of which we review below.

But you are taking a chance (albeit a very affordable chance) by picking a cheapo simple Watch charger from Amazon, Temu or other online retailers. If you must, then scan the user reviews but we can’t vouch that the good ones are genuine and others often state problems with durability and extremely slow charging.

Twelve South HiRise 3 Deluxe – Best 3-in-1 Apple Watch charging stand

Pros

Charges Watch, iPhone, AirPods

Fast charge Watch

15W MagSafe for iPhone

Small footprint and tilts

Cons

Only in black

Watch fast charge: Yes

iPhone charge: 15W

Size: 6.3 x 3.4 x 6 inches (15.9 x 8.5 x 15.4cm)

Weight: 14oz (396g)

Colors: Black

Requires USB-C charger: 40W wall charger included

If you’ve got an Apple Watch, chances are you also own an iPhone and maybe a set of AirPods, too. Here’s where a charging station, which can power up all three devices simultaneously, becomes essential if you want to rid yourself of a snake’s nest of cables.

The HiRise 3 Deluxe (available at Apple) can wirelessly charge three devices—iPhone 12/13/14/15 but not SE, Apple Watch 7, 8, 9, SE and Ultra, and Apple AirPods (2nd and 3rd gen AirPods, and all AirPods Pro). The AirPods-charging Qi wireless pad can alternatively be used to charge any iPhone from iPhone 8 up.

And all the charging points are top-end—iPhone 15W, Watch 5W and Qi pad 7.5W—so all can be fast-charged.

The Watch can either lie flat or in Nightstand mode, and the iPhone in iOS 17’s StandBy mode. You can angle the iPhone by up to 35 degrees.

It’s taller but much smaller than Belkin’s Belkin Boost Up Charge Pro Wireless Charging Pad, reviewed below, so will save space on your bedside table or desk.

Read our full

Twelve South HiRise 3 Deluxe review

Journey Trio Ultra 3-in-1 Fast Wireless Charging Station – Best white 3-in-1 Apple Watch charging stand

Pros

Charges Watch, iPhone, AirPods

Fast charge Watch

15W MagSafe for iPhone

Small footprint

Cons

Only in white

Watch fast charge: Yes

iPhone charge: 15W

Size: 6.7 x 5.3 x 3.4 inches (17 x 13.4 x 8.6cm)

Weight: 11.5oz (325g)

Colors: White

Requires USB-C charger: 30W wall charger included

If you own an Apple Watch it’s a fair bet that you also have an iPhone, and, go on admit it, some AirPods, too—you’re well invested into the Apple ecosystem.

This 3-in-1 charging station from Journey has a tiltable MagSafe-certified pad (15W) for all iPhones 12/13/14/15, plus a Qi charger for AirPods that have a wireless charging case.

Important to us here, though, is the Apple Watch charger at the back, which can fast-charge your Apple wearable.

The Twelve South HiRise 3 Deluxe, reviewed above, is similar and features a tiltable Watch charger at the front rather than the back. If you want a 3-in-1 fast charging stand in white, then pick this Journey stand; if you prefer black, go for the Twelve South.

There is a cheaper version, the Journey Trio 3-in-1 Charging Station, which features a detachable Watch charger that you can slip into your pocket and plug into a USB-C charger, including your MacBook, away from the base unit. While that is a neat feature (and might save you $40 on a standalone Watch adapter) the MagSafe pad is only compatible so charges at 7.5W and the Watch charger is slower than the one featured on the Trio Ultra 3-in-1.

Satechi USB-C Magnetic Apple Watch Charging Dock – Portable Apple Watch charger

Pros

Portable

Cons

No Watch fast charge

One use only

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₹11,524 at Amazon

Watch fast charge: No

Size: 2 x 1.73 x 0.45 inches (5.1 x 4.4 x 1.1cm)

Weight: 1.1oz (31g)

Colors: Space Gray

Requires USB-C charger: Any USB-C charging port

Small enough to fit in your pocket, this little 5W Watch charger from can plug straight into a USB-C charger or a USB-C charging port—for example, the Thunderbolt on your MacBook or iPad, or a USB-C car charger—or USB-C output power bank.

When you get an alert telling you that your Watch battery is fading, you don’t always have your meter-long Apple charging cable with you but you are likely nearer a USB-C power point, and this little Watch charger can live at the bottom of your back for when you need it most.

Twelve South ButterFly 2-in-1 MagSafe Charger – Best portable 2-in-1 Apple Watch charger

Pros

Charges Watch and iPhone and

Can swap Watch for AirPods

Fast charge Watch

15W MagSafe for iPhone

Portable

Small footprint

Cons

Expensive

Watch fast charge: Yes

iPhone charge: 15W

Size: 2.4 x 2.4 x 0.9 inches (6 x 6 x 2.35cm)

Weight: 4.2oz (119g)

Colors: Aluminum

Requires USB-C charger: 30W wall charger included

Twelve South makes our favorite 3-in-1 iPhone/Watch/AirPods charger, the HiRise 3 Deluxe reviewed above, and it has triumphed again with this pocketable 2-in-1 charger that can handle iPhone and Apple Watch or iPhone and AirPods, charging the two devices simultaneously.

Technically it can’t be beaten—it is fully Apple certified, so fast wirelessly charges the Watch at 5W and the iPhone at 15W.

But its wonder is its clever, dinky foldable size and MacBook-like styling. Unfurl the charger and the two wireless charging pads are revealed. You can even fold 180 degrees and place the Watch in Nighstand mode. Flip it round, and you can set the iPhone in landscape StandBy mode.

It chips with a super-compact 30W USB-C wall charger that comes with interchangeable international plug heads: US, UK, EU and AU/NZ.

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Twelve South ButterFly 2-in-1 MagSafe Charger review

Anker MagGo Wireless Charging Station (Foldable 3-in-1) – Best compact 3-in-1 Apple Watch charger

Pros

Charges Watch, iPhone, AirPods

15W Qi2 iPhone charging

Fast charges Apple Watch

Compact, light and portable

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₹24,424 at Amazon

Watch fast charge: Yes

iPhone charge: 15W

Size: 3.5 x 2.4 x 1 inches (8.9 x 6 x 2.5cm)

Weight: 6.9oz (195g)

Colors: White, Black

Requires USB-C charger: 40W wall charger included

The first 3-in-1 device charger based on the fast MagSafe-like 15W Qi2 magnetic wireless charging tech, the Anker MagGo 3-in-1 Wireless Charging Station not only boosts wireless charging speeds that match Apple’s MagSafe but wraps up everything into a solid, foldable and compact yet flexible design. Apple Watch fast charging is the cream on the top.

Foldable and super compact, the Anler MagGo Wireless Charging Station is a great portable option for your travels. The Watch-charging module neatly folds into the base of the charging station.

We also like Anker’s 3-in-1 Cube, reviewed below—but while it’s gorgeous, it is heavier than the MagGo and doesn’t feature Watch fast charging.

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Anker MagGo Wireless Charging Station (Foldable 3-in-1) review

Belkin Boost Up Charge Pro Wireless Charging Pad – Best 3-in-1 Apple Watch pad

Pros

Charges Watch, iPhone, AirPods

Fast charge Watch

15W MagSafe for iPhone

Cons

Large footprint

Watch fast charge: Yes

iPhone charge: 15W

Size: 9.3 x 3.4 x 0.84 inches (23.7 x 8.6 x 2.1cm)

Weight: 22.8oz (476g)

Colors: White, Black

Requires USB-C charger: 20W wall charger included

Belkin’s Boost Up Charge Pro Wireless Charging Pad 3-in-1 charger (available at Apple) is the fastest way you can wirelessly charge both your Apple Watch and iPhone (12/13/14-series models), plus AirPods that come in a wireless charging case.

It boasts both Watch fast charging (7.5W) and iPhone MagSafe fast charging (15W). The included 20W USB-C wall charger is a little underpowered if charging all three devices simulataneously. A 30W or 40W charger would better handle that situation.

The Watch can either lie flat or in Nightstand mode, but because the iPhone lies flat you can’t take advantage of iOS 17’s StandBy mode. The Twelve South HiRise 3 Deluxe, reviewed above, is a better option if you want to view your iPhone while it’s charging—and it also comes with a more powerful 40W power supply.

The magnetic charging module features a precision dial that can adjust the height for the best Watch, depending on the screen size.

Anker 3-in-1 Cube with MagSafe – Stunning compact 3-in-1 Apple Watch charger

Pros

Charges Watch, iPhone and AirPods

15W MagSafe for iPhone

Portable

Small footprint

Cons

No Watch fast charge

Heavy

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₹29,184 at Amazon

Watch fast charge: No

iPhone charge: 15W

Size: 2.49 x 2.3 x 2.3 inches (6.3 x 6 x 6cm)

Weight: 14.5oz (410g)

Colors: Gray

Requires USB-C charger: 30W wall charger included

Charge your Apple Watch plus your other small Apple gadgets with this dinky (if weighty) designer 3-in-1 cube that is MagSafe certified so can wirelessly charge an iPhone 12/13/14 at 15W.

Watch and AirPods charge at a more sedate 5W, so no Watch fast charge.

The beauty of this compact charger is its portable 3-in-1 power options, all contained in one tiny-footprint device. The Watch charging part can be hidden away within the Anker Cube when not in use.

Belkin BoostCharge Pro 2-in-1 Wireless Charging Dock with MagSafe 15W – Designer 2-in-1 Apple Watch charger

Pros

Designer looks

15W MagSafe

Fast Apple Watch charging

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$129.95 at Apple

Watch fast charge: Yes

iPhone charge: 15W

Size: 4.1 x 3.1 x 2.75 inches (10.5 x 7.8 x 7cm)

Weight: 15.9oz (540g)

Colors: Gray

Requires USB-C charger: 30W wall charger included

The BoostCharge Pro looks rather like a paperweight and will delight interior designers.

Compact and low-level in an elegant organic shape, the bulb-like charging stand is made from at least 60% post-consumer recycled (PCR) plastic and has pleasingly soft edges and a texture that makes you stroke it longingly.

The chrome Watch-charging pad sticks out from the back of the stand, and can’t be folded in when not in use, as is possible with some compact multi-device chargers such as the Anker 3-in-1 Cube. 

It features fast wireless charging for both Watch and iPhone. While it lacks an AirPods charging module like the 3-in-1 charging stations reviewed here, you can charge the AirPods wireless charging case on the top when the charging pad is flat and not charging your iPhone.

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Belkin BoostCharge Pro 2-in-1 Wireless Charging Dock with MagSafe 15W review

Journey SWIV 3-in-1 Foldable Wireless Charging Station – Best 3-in-1 Apple Watch travel charger

Pros

3-in-1 charging

Foldable for travel

Super compact design

Watch fast charge: Yes

iPhone charge: 7.5W

Size: 5.2-x-2.9-x-1 inches (13.3-x-7.4-x-2.5cm) closed

Weight: 5.2oz (147g)

Colors: White

Requires USB-C charger: Yes (20W minimum)

There are few foldable 3-in-1 iPhone/Watch/AirPods portable chargers on the market but we think this is the neatest. It’s a little larger than the Evolved Foldable Charger but noticeably lighter.

It measures 13.3-x-7.4-x-2.5cm when closed, and 2.1-x-7.4-x-1.3cm open. The Apple Watch charging module flips up so the Watch can be shown in Nightstand mode; it can also lie flat.

It is also the only one to offer fast charging for the Apple Watch. None of them offer 15W certified MagSafe charging for the phone—for that you’ll need a less flexible 3-in-1, of which we have reviewed several here.

Its design is neat because the MagSafe charging pad folds over and magnetically locks to the Watch module. if traveling with the SWIV, it’s just a matter of putting it in your bag, and you won’t notice it weighing down your luggage.

It comes with a 1.5m USB-C cable.

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Journey SWIV 3-in-1 Foldable Wireless Charging Station review

Alogic Lift 4-in-1 MagSafe Wireless 10000mAh Power Bank – Best 2-in-1 Apple Watch power bank stand

Pros

High 10K battery power bank

Can charge 4 devices at once

2x USB ports

Built-in stand

Cons

No Watch fast charge

Watch fast charge: No

Colors: White

Dimensions: .25-x-2.7-x-0.95 inches (10.8-x-6.8-x-2.4cm)

Weight: 8oz (228g)

Requires USB-C charger: 20W to recharge the power bank

This is the smallest iPhone and Apple Watch charger that doubles up as a power bank. It’s a great portable solution when you are away from a power source, and it can charge not just your Apple Watch and iPhone simultaneously, but two more devices via its USB ports (one USB-C for fast 18W iPhone charging and one USB-A).

The Watch charging module flips up from the back of the power bank’s pull-out stand. It chargers at 3W rather than 5W so doesn’t support Apple Watch Fast Charge but it will inject the juice that your Watch requires when you need it. If you’re carrying your Apple Watch Magnetic Fast Charger to USB-C Cable, you can connect it here to achieve fast Watch charging.

In our tests, using an iPhone 15 Pro, the power bank wirelessly charged close to 150%.

The OtterBox Power Bank with Apple Watch Charger, reviewed lower down, can fast charge a Watch and can wired-charge an iPhone but not act as a wireless iPhone stand.

OtterBox 3-in-1 Charging Station with MagSafe

Pros

Charges Watch, iPhone, AirPods

Fast charge Watch

15W MagSafe for iPhone

Small footprint

Watch fast charge: Yes

iPhone charge: 15W

Size: 5.6 x 4.6 x 4.6 inches (13.9 x 11.7 x 11.7cm)

Weight: 18.8oz (534g)

Colors: Black or White

Requires USB-C charger: 36W wall charger included

Matching the Twelve South HiRise 3 Deluxe in terms of charging speed, the OtterBox 3-in-1 Charging Station is a super-fast iPhone/Watch/AirPods charger with a small footprint—indeed, it’s a little smaller than its rival.

The charging points for iPhone and Apple Watch are fully certified—iPhone 15W and Watch 5W. At 5W, the lower Qi pad is slower than the Twelve South.

Where we prefer the HiRise 3 Deluxe is its tilting iPhone MagSafe pad and more flexible Watch module. But if the white color option fits your decor better than the black-only HiRise, the OtterBox 3-in-1 is a great choice.

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OtterBox 3-in-1 Charging Station with MagSafe review

Belkin Boost Charge Pro Portable Fast Charger – Best Apple Watch charging stand

Pros

Fast charge Watch

Nightstand

Portable

Cons

One use only

Watch fast charge: Yes

Size: 3.8 x 3.8 x 0.63 inches (9.7 x 9.7 x 1.6cm)

Weight: 6.8oz (192g)

Colors: White, Black

Requires USB-C charger: Yes (20W minimum)

The Belkin Boost Charge Pro Portable Fast Charger for Apple Watch is a long name for a fairly simple square, rubberized Apple Watch charging stand. It’s one of the few Apple Watch accessories that can fast-charge the Watch (Series 7 and later), and, weighing just 6.8oz (192g), is portable, too.

The magnetic charging module allows the Watch to be raised to work either lying flat or in Nightstand mode.

Its built-in 4-foot (1.2m) USB-C cable wraps neatly around the underside of the dock, so keeping your space clutter-free. There’s a precision dial on the bottom of the dock to raise the puck height depending on the size of your Watch. Available from Apple.

Evolved 3-in-1 Foldable Charger – Smallest 3-in-1 Apple Watch travel charger

Pros

3-in-1 charging

Foldable for travel

Super compact design

Cons

No Watch fast charge

Watch fast charge: No

iPhone charge: 7.5W

Size: 3.5-x-2.4-x-0.9 inches (9-x-6.1-x-2.3cm)

Weight: 6.9oz (195g)

Colors: Metallic gray

Requires USB-C charger: Yes (20W minimum)

You can use this charger as a fat wireless iPhone charging pad or height-adjustable and tilting phone stand. But you want to know about its Apple Watch charging credentials.

In the battle of the foldable travel MagSafe iPhone and Watch chargers, we crown the Evolved 3-in-1 Foldable Charger as the best for Apple Watch users.

It’s heavier and deeper than the ESR HaloLock 3-in-1 Travel Wireless Charging Set, reviewed below, and doesn’t come with the smart case and USB-C charger, but it wins because its Watch charger is built-in rather than a separate module. Its also also an inch shorter and a little less wide, and can raise your iPhone higher and is more adjustable.

Lamicall Watch Stand – Best budget wired Watch stand

Pros

Affordable stand

Cons

Requires charging cable

One use only

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₹3,211 at Amazon

Watch fast charge: Yes, with Apple fast-charge cable

Size: 3.54 x 5.31 x 1.85 inches (9 x 13.5 x 4.7cm)

Colors: Black, Silver, Gray, Rose Gold

Requires USB-C charger: Yes (20W minimum)

Lamicall’s Apple Watch Stand is a super-affordable wired Watch-charging stand, available in four different colors.

Keep in mind that you will still need to use a separate charging cable as this is only a stand and won’t charge your Apple Watch on its own. 

It’s a nifty little bedside stand if you don’t want to splurge more than you need to.

ESR HaloLock 3-in-1 Travel Wireless Charging Set – 3-in-1 travel charger with detachable Watch charger

Pros

Charges Watch, iPhone & AirPods

Foldable & portable

Cons

No Watch fast charge

Watch fast charge: No

iPhone charge: 7.5W

Size: 4.3 x 2.6 x 0.67 inches (11 x 6.5 x 1.7cm)

Weight: 5.2oz (148g)

Colors: Black (Watch module is white)

Requires USB-C charger: 20W wall charger included

iPhone charging stands are usually quite bulky given that they need to hold a vertical-oriented iPhone, but this 3-in-1 Watch/iPhone/AirPods charger folds to a very compact and lightweight form factor.

The Watch-charging module is separate and plugs into the charger via its integrated USB-C connector. It’s built with Apple’s first-generation charging module that doesn’t support Watch fast charging. It’s also white, which doesn’t quite fit with the rest of the black charger but this shouldn’t really matter.

What impresses us is that this certified Made for Watch device can charge three Apple devices at the same time, and slip into your pocket when you’re done—obviously you need either the included 20W charger (and 5ft cable) or your own USB-C charger and cable. The iPhone charger is MagSafe compatible (7.5W).

Handily, the whole package fits into an included smart travel case.

Zens 2-in-1 MagSafe + Watch travel charger – 2-in-1 Apple Watch travel charger

Pros

Charges Watch and iPhone

15W MagSafe for iPhone

Portable

Cons

No Watch fast charge

Watch fast charge: No

iPhone charge: 15W

Size: 2.36 x 2.36 x 0.79 inches (6 x 6 x 2cm)

Weight: 6.4oz (182g)

Colors: White

Requires USB-C charger: Yes (20W minimum)

This pocketable 2-in-1 Apple Watch and iPhone charger from Zens is a quality travel accessory for Apple users. The foldout Watch arm works as a kickstand for the iPhone in either landscape or portrait orientation.

It doesn’t support Apple Watch fast charging but is MagSafe-certified for full 15W MagSafe charging for iPhones 12 and later.

There’s a cute hard-shell travel case so you can keep the included braided USB-C cable and the charger protected in transit. Its a great charger in its own right and doesn’t need to be reserved for just travel duties.

OtterBox Power Bank with Apple Watch Charger – Best Apple Watch power bank

Pros

Fast charge Watch

Portable

Charges Watch, iPhone, AirPods

Cons

Battery capacity low compared to others

Watch fast charge: Yes

Colors: Silver

Dimensions: 3.2-1.3-x-1.6 inches (8-x-3.4-4cm)

Weight: 6.6oz (188g)

Requires USB-C charger: 20W to recharge the power bank

This portable 3000mAh power bank can fast-charge an Apple Watch at 7.5W, and also wirelessly charge AirPods Pro (2nd generation) and wired-charge an iPhone (or any other device) at 15W.

Four LED battery indicator lights let you know when it’s time to recharge the power bank itself. In testing, we recharged a flat Apple Watch 8 nearly four times (3.8x).

Its battery capacity is great if you’re going away on a five-day camping trip away from a wall power socket and only need to charge your Watch, but its relatively low in power if you also want to juice up your iPhone, too. Belkin’s BoostCharge Pro Apple Watch power bank has three times the capacity, but is bigger and heavier.

The Otterbox Apple Watch Power Bank weighs 6.6oz (188g).

Pass-through charging means you can wirelessly charge your Apple Watch when charging the power bankIt ships with a 20-inch (50cm) USB-C to USB-C cable.

The Alogic Lift 4-in-1 MagSafe Wireless 10000mAh Power Bank, reviewed above, is more functional, acting as a wireless iPhone/Watch charger and stand as well as a power bank.

Belkin BoostCharge Pro Apple Watch 10K Power Bank

Pros

Fast charge Watch

Portable

Charges Watch, iPhone, AirPods

High 10K battery capacity

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₹8,999 at Amazon

Watch fast charge: Yes

Colors: Black

Dimensions: 5.3-2.2-x-1.1 inches (13.5-x-5.6-2.9cm)

Requires USB-C charger: 20W to recharge the power bank

Belkin’s BoostCharge Pro Fast Wireless Charger for Apple Watch + Power Bank 10K might be pricier and heavier than the OtterBox Apple Watch Power Bank, but it packs a mighty 10000mAh capacity that can fast-charge an Apple Watch at 7.5W or wirelessly charge AirPods Pro (2nd generation), as well as wired-charge an iPhone (or any other device) at 20W.

While it’s bigger and heavier than the OtterBox, its 3x battery capacity makes it a more sensible choice if you need to charge Watch and iPhone multiple times.

It can charge a Watch eight times over, or twice for an iPhone 14. The likelihood is that you might need to charge both at least once, which this battery pack can handle easily.

It ships with a 12-inch (30cm) USB-C to USB-C cable.

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Belkin BoostCharge Pro Apple Watch Power Bank review

Belkin Boost Up Charge Pro 3-in-1 Wireless Charger Stand with MagSafe

Pros

Charges Watch, iPhone, AirPods

Fast charge Watch

15W MagSafe for iPhone

Cons

Large footprint

Best Prices Today:

₹28,999 at Amazon

Watch fast charge: Yes

iPhone charge: 15W

Size: 5.7 x 5.3 x 5.3 inches (13.7 x 13.5 x 13.5cm)

Weight: 22.4oz (635g)

Colors: White, Black

Requires USB-C charger: 20W wall charger included, with 1.2m cable

This 3-in-1 Watch/iPhone/AirPods charging station from Belkin takes up some space on your bedside table or desk but it looks great and can wirelessly charge an iPhone 12/13/14/15 model at the full MagSafe 15W. It is also compliant with Watch fast charging.

The stand lifts the charging iPhone to a height that makes it easier for FaceTime or watching videos, and supports iOS 17’s StandBy mode. Why watching Netflix, sorry Apple TV+, why not hang up the Apple Watch for a charge as it’s no use to you anyway while you are sat down.

Alogic Matrix Universal Apple Watch Charger – Modular portable Apple Watch charger

Pros

Portable

Cons

No Watch fast charge

One use only

Watch fast charge: No

Size: 1.7 x 1.4 x 0.4 inches (4.2 x 3.6 x 1cm)

Weight: 0.85oz (24g)

Colors: Silver

Requires USB-C charger: Any USB-C charging port

This portable wireless Watch charger from Alogic works like the Satechi portable USB-C charger, is fractionally smaller and lighter, but is just as flexible.

In some ways it’s more flexible as It’s part of a modular Alogic Matrix family, which means it can be part of a 3-in-1 iPhone/AirPods/Watch charging station, like the one reviewed in our roundup of the best MagSafe chargers. This flexible system can include a removable MagSafe-compatible power bank in the stand or outside with you.

STM ChargeTree Go – 3-in-1 Apple Watch travel charger

Pros

Charges Watch, iPhone & AirPods

Foldable & portable

Qi so best for iPhone 8-11

Cons

No Watch fast charge

Not MagSafe for iPhone 12-15

Expensive

Watch fast charge: No

iPhone charge: 7.5W

Size: 6 x 3 x 1 inches (15 x 7.5 x 2.4cm).

Weight: 7.8oz (221g)

Colors: White, Black

Requires USB-C charger: Yes (20W minimum)

This 3-in-1 charger is similar to the ESR HaloLock Travel Wireless Charging Set, reviewed above. It can simultaneously charge Watch (3W, so not fast charge), iPhone (7.5W) and AirPods (5W), and folds away to make it ideal for travel.

Its Watch charger is integrated–not detachable like the ESR’s—and is tucked away when not in use with a push.

One limitation is that its iPhone wireless charger isn’t magnetic or in any way MagSafe compatible. The iPhone instead rests on a ledge, with the charger being Qi compatible, but it can charge in both portrait and landscape modes. This shortcoming in fact makes it a great choice if your iPhone is older than MagSafe, so iPhone 8 to iPhone 11.

It ships with a 1m USB-C cable and cloth carry bag.

i.VALUX Portable Wireless Charger for Apple Watch

Pros

Portable Apple Watch power bank

Cons

No Watch fast charge

MicroUSB cable

This keyring power bank (1000mAh) should store enough charge to keep your Watch going until you are near a proper power source again. Four PEDs on the bank show you how much power remains in the bank.

It’s available in a range of colors, depending on where in the world you are.

You recharge the power bank with the included cable—sadly fiddly old MicroUSB.

Spigen S350 – Simple dock for Apple Watch cable

Pros

Affordable stand

Cons

Requires charging cable

One use only

Best Prices Today:

₹1,199 at Amazon

Watch fast charge: Yes, with Apple fast-charge cable

Size: 2.2 x 2 x 1.8 inches (5.6 x 5.1 x 4.6cm)

Weight: 11oz (312g)

Colors: White, Black, Blue, Pink

Requires USB-C charger: Yes (20W minimum)

This is a simple, secure stand that you slip your Apple charging cable into so that you can set your Watch in Nightstand mode by your bedside or at your desk if you prefer to charge during the day so that you can track your sleep at night.

Note that it’s just a stand so you still need the Apple charging cable. From Spiegen.

Elago Vintage Stand – Best novelty charger for Mac users

Pros

Looks like a tiny Mac

Cons

Requires charging cable

Best Prices Today:

₹1,700 at Amazon

Watch fast charge: Yes, with Apple fast-charge cable

Colors: Beige, Black

Requires USB-C charger: Yes (20W minimum)

Here’s one for the Apple enthusiasts that have been following the company since long before all this fancy touch-screen malarkey started. Elago’s cute W3 Stand (a.k.a. the Apple Watch Vintage Stand) turns your Apple Watch into a tiny original Macintosh while it’s charging.

It even sits at a slight angle to match the original Mac, and uses Nightstand mode to make sure the screen is aligned correctly.

For more advice about accessories for your Mac, iPad or iPhone see all our Best Picks.

FAQ
1.
How much time does Apple Watch take to fast charge?

The Apple Watch battery life is notoriously short between charges so fast charging is a great way to keep your smart timepiece topped up and ready for action.

Using a Fast Charger cable, such as the Apple Watch Magnetic Fast Charger to USB-C Cable, or stand, such as the Belkin Boost Charge Pro Portable Fast Charger for Apple Watch, you can charge a Watch 33% faster than using an older cable or stand. Fast charging will get a compatible Watch battery from 0-80% in 45 minutes. An eight-minute charge will power your Watch for eight hours of sleep tracking.

Fast charging requires at least a 20W USB-C charger.

See How to fast charge Apple Watch for more information.

2.
Which Apple Watch models can fast charge?

The following Apple Watch models support Fast Charge: Apple Watch Series 7, Apple Watch Series 8, Apple Watch Series 9, Apple Watch Ultra and Ultra 2.

The Apple Watch SE does not support Fast Charge.

3.
How can I see my Apple Watch battery percentage?

To see how much power remains on your Apple Watch, hold the bottom of the screen and swipe up to open the Control Center. You can add the battery life percentage to the watch face by adding a battery complication, in this way:

Hold the display, then tap Edit

Swipe left to the end to see if the watch face includes a possible battery complication

Tap the complication to select it, then turn the Digital Crown to choose the battery complication

To save your changes, press the Digital Crown, then tap the face to switch to it.

You can also add a battery widget to show the battery percentage of a connected Apple Watch on your iPhone.

4.
How to save power on the Apple watch

When you can’t get to your Apple Watch charger fast enough and the Watch battery is dangerously low, you can eke out the remaining battery charge by saving power.

The easiest way save battery life is to turn on Low Power Mode. This turns off Always On Display, background heart rate and blood oxygen measurements, plus heart rate notifications. Cellular access is also turned off in Low Power Mode. Apple states that “other notifications may be delayed, emergency alerts may not arrive, and certain cellular and Wi-Fi connections are limited.

When the Watch battery is charged to 80%, Low Power Mode turns off automatically.

Other Apple Watch battery saving tips include:

Don’t use an Exercise or other tracking

Turn off Always On Display in the Settings app

Turn off background apps: push the side button (not the digital crown) and release it; then scroll through the running apps using the digital crown; close the apps by swiping from left to right and tapping on the “X”

Turn off the heart rate monitor and advanced health tracking in the Watch app on your iPhone: Privacy > Health >

Turn off voice assistant Siri—which is always listening for your commands—in Apple Watch Settings

Turn on Theater mode, which prevents the Apple Watch display from turning on when you raise your wrist, and also turns on Silent Mode

Turn on Silent Mode

Use a darker watch face as black pixels use less power than bright ones such as Mickey Mouse or the Activity Face

In extreme circumstances when you know you’ll need your Apple Watch later but not right now, turn off your Apple Watch by pressing and holding the side button until you see the Power Off slider

Unpair AirPods from your Apple Watch in Settings.

See: How to improve Apple Watch battery life for more advice.

5.
How to turn on Low Power Mode on the Apple Watch

When its battery charge falls to 10% or lower, your Apple Watch alerts you and suggests that you enter Low Power Mode.

Hold the bottom of the Watch screen, then swipe up to open Control Center.

Tap the battery percentage icon, then turn on Low Power Mode.

Scroll down, and tap Turn On Low Power Mode.

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