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The best Apple Watch chargers you can buy (March 2023)
The Apple Watch is one of the best smartwatches on the market today. Slim bezels and mountains of watch faces make it an enticing buy for anyone in the iOS ecosystem. Once you drop the cash for your watch, though, you’ll have to keep it powered on. Here are the best Apple Watch chargers you can buy right now. We’ve done our best to include cables, stands, and even some wireless options. If you’re looking for a new Apple Watch band, head over to our dedicated guide.
The best Apple Watch chargers:
Belkin BoostCharge Pro Portable Charger for Apple Watch
For a reliable, portable charger the Belkin BoostCharge Pro is a great buy. The small-scale charging platform provides consistent charge times and a versatile two-way design that’s especially useful for utilizing Nightstand mode. The charger also features an extra-long charging cable with built-in cable management so you can plug in wherever you need to while still keeping your space neat. For an Apple Watch Series 7, Series 8, or Ultra, the stand also offers a fast charging module. During our Belkin BoostCharge Pro Portable Charger review, we loved that the minimalist aesthetic of the device blends with any room. It is also available in either white or black.
Belkin BoostCharge Pro 3-in-1 wireless charging pad with MagSafe
For any even harder working charging space, the Belkin BoostCharge Pro 3-in-1 will power up your watch, iPhone, and compatible Airpods all in one place. It’s pricier than the single-device charger above, but it will streamline your charging habits and minimize your mess of cables. During our Belkin BoostCharge Pro 3-in-1 review, we built a better charging routine in two days thanks to the pad’s convenience, wireless MagSafe charging capabilities, and fast-charging Apple Watch module. The watch-charging third of the device also features the same adjustable design so you can lay your wearable flat or on its side. This is particularly useful for loop bands like the Alpine strap we tested during our Apple Watch Ultra review.
mophie 3-in-1 travel charger with MagSafe
Another excellent multi-device charger, the mophie 3-in-1 travel charger is perfect for taking on the road. The pad features the same great features as the Belkin option above including wireless charging with MagSafe but also folds up for convenient portability. Once you’ve powered up your watch, phone, and earbuds, you can tuck the charging hub away in its convenient carrying case and toss it into a bag or purse.
Anker PowerWave 3-in-1
For many people, Anker is to chargers what Spigen is to cases — the king. The Anker PowerWave 3-in-1 wireless charger is another great option for streamlining all your charging habits. Like the 3-in-1 designs above, the pad aims to bring your iPhone, Apple Watch, and AirPods back to full strength. Of course, your devices have to be ready for wireless charging to make everything go smoothly. However, unlike Belkin or mophie’s 3-in-1 options, the pad does not offer a built-in charging module for Apple Watches. You will need to incorporate your own watch charger into the stand and use the cable management system on the bottom of the stand to hide unruly cords.
Satechi USB-C Watch AirPods Charger
The Satechi USB-C charger is a clever device for anyone looking for a compact charging solution. For starters, the charger has one of the smallest footprints on this list, weighing in at just 46g. More significantly, rather than featuring a bulky cord, it plugs directly into a USB-C port. It also features a unique dual-sided design to power your Apple Watch or your Apple AirPods in one spot. If you hate clutter and love convenience, this is a great pick for your home, office, or anywhere in between.
Newdery cordless charger
Though not as versatile as the Satechi device, if you’re tight on space while charging or when packing, Newdery is another great pick. Like the Satechi, this charger is completely cordless and simply plugs right into a charging block. However, the charger requires a USB-A port rather than a USB-C. It’s dated in that respect but its a great pick for flights with USB-A ports or for powering up from a compatible laptop. The charger also has a plastic cover so you can keep dirt and debris clear when you’re on the go. It comes in black, blue, pink, and white so you can easily match your other Apple Watch accessories.
Belkin travel stand
Another option that requires you to add your own charger, this folding Belkin travel stand is a perfect companion when you’re on the go. Rather than featuring a built-in module, the stand acts as a platform to manage your native Apple Watch charger. As a result, it’s much cheaper than the portable charger above. It also only takes a few seconds to set up and adjust to the perfect angle. Belkin’s stand also comes with a cable management system so you can wrap up your Apple Watch charger and stuff it in a bag at a moment’s notice.
Choetech magnetic power bank
If you’re determined to charge on the go, you can’t top Choetech’s power bank. It has all of the magnetic convenience of a standard Apple Watch charger, but it’s a 5,000mAh power bank that doesn’t need an outlet. You can even charge your Apple Watch and your iPhone simultaneously with the USB-A output. When you need to recharge, the Choetech power bank plugs vertically and still works as a charging stand.
This next Apple Watch charging stand won’t do much to keep the lights on, but it’s a great trip down memory lane. Elago’s W4 stand is designed to look like the classic 1998 iMac, with a blue or pink finish. All you have to do is tuck your current cable into the back of the soft silicone stand, and you’re in business. You just may want to find a retro-inspired watch face to match your new stand.
Powlaken Apple Watch charger
The Powlaken charging cable is a good way to keep things simple. You won’t really find any bells or whistles here, just a hardworking cable that measures one meter long. It comes in white, so it’s almost indistinguishable from Apple’s standard offering. Almost all of the other options on this list require a charging cable anyway, so this should save you a few bucks over the price of an official one.
Another stand only and not a charger itself, the Spigen S350 doesn’t come with a charging module. In fact, it’s a simple product overall, but its affordable and props your watch up to serve as a handy clock. The Spigen’s S350 also comes in a few different shades to match your other Apple gadgets, including a black and Volt version perfectly tailored for the Nike edition of the watch. It’s a useful accessory for building a consistent charging routine in a regular spot in your home.
Official Apple Watch charging cable
The last Apple Watch charger on our list is for those of you out there who want to follow the rules. It is, of course, the official charging cable, courtesy of Apple. It comes in 0.3-meter, 1-meter, and 2-meter lengths, though we’d have to say that the longest is best. After all, we don’t all have outlets right where we want them. As you might expect, the charging cable comes in white, and it costs more than most of the competition.