AW3 ordered Qi Wireless Choetech, wont work

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  1. GadgetGeek407 macrumors 6502a

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    As the title says ordered an amazon Choetech qi wireless charger and it wont charge the watch, will this only work with certain brands? Will this be the issue with iphones as well?
     
  2. Mlrollin91 macrumors G5

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    Pretty sure Apple Watch doesn’t work with Qi. Only the iPhone does. Apple Watch uses something else.
     
  3. CJRhoades macrumors 6502

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    The Apple watch does use inductive charging but it is not compatible with the Qi standard. It's coil is much smaller and is only compatible with the small magnetic charging puck.
     
  4. goobot macrumors 603

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    Apparently it is going to work with Apple’s airpower though.
     
  5. deeddawg macrumors 604

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    There have been a couple of claims of an AW3 charging on a Qi charger. Doesn't work with any of mine. I imagine if it were to work it'd be due to the charger not fully enforcing Qi standards. Just a guess. In any event it's far more the exception than the rule.

    Yes; it seems the AirPower mat will support both Qi and whatever protocol the AW3 uses. More info:
    http://appleinsider.com/articles/17...-but-may-not-be-compatible-with-other-devices
    https://www.wirelesspowerconsortium.com/technology/multiple-cooperative-flux-generators.html
     
  6. fischersd, Oct 17, 2017
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    Apple stated that the AW3 will work on their wireless charging solutions and they've provided information that they hope will be included in new Qi charging standards. (so, keep an eye out for when they make revisions, review the release notes, then look for new Qi chargers supporting those new standards). ie....likely at least next year before any 3rd party Qi compatible chargers that will work with AW3.
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    Nosing around over at http://www.qiwireless.com, stumbled on this patent application by Samsung. Brilliant idea (charging your watch by setting it on top of your phone) :)

    http://www.qiwireless.com/samsung-files-wireless-charging-patent/

    Brilliant!!

    Edit: There's also this:
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/AirPower

    So, the question on whether what Apple is doing with "AirPower" becomes part of Qi upcoming standards or not will inevitably be whether Apple expects licensing or not. You don't want any one company holding patents on an open wireless standard. :)
     
  7. eternlgladiator macrumors 68000

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    Hate to be a downer but why is placing your watch on top of your phone a brilliant charging solution? That sounds like a massive pain in the ass. Now you can't use your watch and if you want to check a notification on your phone you have to move you watch to even see it? Much less to pick it up and respond? No thanks.
     
  8. fischersd macrumors 601

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    Be handy when you're travelling...one less thing to pack. Mind you, once they have a charging pad that does both, there'll be little point.
     
  9. xraydoc macrumors demi-god

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    Certainly not for daily charging, though would be very, very handy in a pinch.
     
  10. deeddawg macrumors 604

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    I currently have one of the short-cord chargers that lives in my "travel charging kit" along with lighting & microUSB cords plus multi-outlet USB charger.

    I've been looking at the little keychain (and other size) powerbanks which support the Apple Watch. Hasn't been a frequent enough issue for me that I've spent any money to solve it yet. https://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_...=mobile&field-keywords=apple+watch+power+bank
     

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