Which QI Changer Is Compatible With Newest Watch?

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  1. AppleRobert macrumors 603

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    Folks at Apple store were telling me both the Belkin and Morphie they carried were but I do not think so. If so or not, which current charger is?
     
  2. Mabus51 macrumors 65816

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  3. Farrellcollie macrumors 6502

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    Could you get the Apple Store to demonstrate either of those chargers by putting your watch on it ? I have one -not belkin or morphie- for my note 8 but the watch doesn't work on it
     
  4. captain poopers macrumors member

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    I thought the Apple charging pad was compatible, but not a standard Qi charger.
     
  5. porkrind macrumors regular

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    That's correct. The Apple charging mat can do Qi devices AND whatever the hell they've done with the Watch.
     
  6. Applemacfan Suspended

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    Did you tried with the S3?
     
  7. Farrellcollie macrumors 6502

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    Yes - I tried it this weekend. My cheap wireless charger does not work with the s3.
     
  8. Applemacfan Suspended

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    Thanks, I saw a tear down video shows that the S3 has a new Qi wireless charging module inside. Maybe it has to be the newer one?
     
  9. Farrellcollie macrumors 6502

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    I would guess it is my cheap no name charger that is the problem - not the watch. It can charge the note 8 just fine.
     
  10. MrXiro macrumors 68040

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    Anyone found a compatible Qi charger yet? There have been a few articles but the only device listed that charges a AW3 for sure is a $43 battery. I just want a simple dock though.
     
  11. seatton macrumors 6502a

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    I am so excited about this new wireless charging capability for Series 3, but I am waiting to buy the pad (forgot its name) from Apple that will be released next year. I am sure it will cost at least 159 bucks so I began saving my money :D
     
  12. broadbean macrumors 6502a

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    AirPower.
     
  13. Capeto macrumors regular

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    I have a Samsung Quick Charge pad that works fine with my iPhone 8, but does not charge my S3.
     
  14. broadbean macrumors 6502a

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    Not sure how much a Qi charger would work for me when I have “loops” with my Watch. I also use like Nightstand mode.
     
  15. gatorknight904 macrumors 6502a

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    I wonder if Apple hasn’t “unlocked” the feature in the watchOS software since the pad isn’t ready.

    Maybe an attempt to prevent lost sales to other wireless chargers in the meantime....

    o_O
     
  16. deleder2k macrumors member

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    But it works on some pads.. strange
     
  17. gatorknight904 macrumors 6502a

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    Which ones?
     
  18. Sanlitun macrumors 6502

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    None unfortunately. This guy tries to jam a watch on a Qi charger just to check:

     
  19. deleder2k macrumors member

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    It works on one chinese. Don’t remember the name. I think Appleinsider wrote about it
     
  20. steve knight macrumors 68030

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    there are only a few bands that would allow it to work the sports band won't and any loops won't.
     
  21. broadbean macrumors 6502a

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    That's why it's not a big deal for me at this point. Fact is, being so messy and disorganised, using cables and stands allow me to pile on a few devices a charging mat can't! LOL
     
  22. steve knight macrumors 68030

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    yep I have made a few charging stands. this is my latest one IMG_2312.jpg IMG_2313.jpg
     
  23. deleder2k macrumors member

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  24. deleder2k macrumors member

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    Wow. That is the spirit I like. Smart guy.

    Wish I had some sort of magnet so that I could try whether mine would activate charging.
     
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