Today, charging capabilities have become an important factor in deciding which device to buy, especially smartwatches. Now, smartwatches come with features like sleep monitoring which creates problems finding a proper time to charge them.
So, today we will list smartwatches that support wireless charging because charging a smartwatch wirelessly is hassle-free.
4 Best Smartwatches with Wireless Charging in 2021
There are 4 smartwatches on our list having proper wireless charging capabilities. So, let us begin.
The first watch on our list is the Apple Watch Series 6. Apple Watch Series 6 was launched last year in September. The watch is pretty solid in terms of features and specs, It came with on-demand ECG capabilities. It comes with a wireless magnetic charger in the box; it uses Qi wireless charging standard.
When it comes to the Apple watch battery life, it provides up to 18 hours of battery backup after an overnight charge. It depends on many factors like the number of times you checked the time on the watch, workout, and many more. On LTE, the watch provides a total of 1.5 hours of calling talk time.
The watch provides up to 10 hours of music playback from Apple Watch storage, 7 hours streaming playlist with LTE, 10 hours indoor workout, 6 hours outdoor workout with GPS, 5 hours outdoor workout with GPS and LTE.
Apple claims that it takes about 1.5 hours to charge 80% and about 2.5 hours to charge 100% using the included Apple watch magnetic wireless charger. Apple conducted a test using a pre-production Apple Watch Series 6(GPS) and Apple Watch Series 6(GPS + Cellular) on pre-release software.
It was done using a 5W USB Power Adapter. The test gave the charging speed mentioned above, but Apple also mentions that the actual results may vary depending on the settings and environment.
Overall, the Apple Watch is a good option considering the charging time, but, Apple has to improve the battery backup. According to some leaks, Apple may include fast charging in Apple Watch Series and also improve the battery life.
Samsung Galaxy Watch 3 was also launched last year in August. The watch comes with 4G LTE capabilities and with Tizen OS on board. It runs on Exynos 9110 chipset based on 10nm architecture. The chipset is a very old one but it is still capable of performing every major task efficiently.
However, people are still waiting for it to change. It contains every necessary sensor needed on a smartwatch. It also supports wireless charging; Samsung provides a wireless charger inside the box.
Samsung launched the watch in two different sizes – a 41mm and a 45mm. The 41mm watch comes with a 247 mAh battery, which provides up to 15 hours of battery life on normal usage and up to 60 hours on standby.
The 45mm watch comes with a 340mAh battery providing up to 24 hours of battery life on normal usage and 80 hours on standby. Samsung Galaxy Watch 3 also supports Qi wireless charging but, it doesn’t mean that you can use it with any charger.
You can use the Samsung Galaxy smartphones having reverse wireless charging or a dedicated Samsung wireless charger for that. The watch may get a little warm while charging, but that is normal and will still be comfortable on your wrist.
Samsung Galaxy Watch Active 2 was announced in August 2019. It comes with a circular dial with two bezel options – Aluminium and Stainless Steel. It also gives two connectivity options – Bluetooth and LTE + Bluetooth.
The LTE + Bluetooth version comes with stainless steel and the normal Bluetooth version comes with aluminium. It comes with a Super AMOLED display having a resolution of 360×360 and a pixel density of 364 PPI.
The display is protected by Corning Gorilla Glass DX+ and has touch-sensitive bezels. Just like the Samsung Galaxy Watch 3, Galaxy Watch Active 2 also comes with Exynos 9110 Dual-core at 1.15GHz and Tizen OS.
The battery capacity of the device depends on the variant you are choosing. It is available in two different size variants – 40mm and 44mm. The 40mm model comes with a 247mAh battery, while the 44mm model contains a 340mAh battery.
Both the watches support the Qi wireless charging standard, but just like the Galaxy Watch 3, you can’t charge with any wireless charger. The watch takes approximately 2 hours to charge completely with the charging dock included inside the box. It can last up to 2 days on a single charge.
Apple Watch is the most affordable smartwatch by Apple if you want all the modern features. It was launched alongside the Apple Watch Series 6, but at a very cheaper price. Even though the watch is cheaper, it still offers a premium experience to users.
Just like the Apple Watch Series 6, Apple Watch SE is also available in both LTE and non-LTE versions. However, the Apple Watch SE does not have the ECG and Blood Oxygen level capabilities. It comes with an S5 chip, which is the same chip that Apple used in the Apple Watch Series 5.
Just like the Apple Watch Series 6, Apple Watch SE also gives a battery backup of 18 hours on normal usage. The normal usage includes 90-time checks, 90 notifications, 45 minutes of app use, and a 60-minute workout with music playback from the Apple Watch via Bluetooth.
The 18 hours of battery backup includes 4 hours of LTE connection and 14 hours of iPhone connection via Bluetooth. It also provides up to 1.5 hours of calling talk time. Apple conducted the same battery test with the Watch SE that they did with the Apple Watch Series 6 mentioned above.
Apple claims that Apple Watch SE provides up to10 hours of playback from Apple Watch storage, hours streaming playlist with LTE, 10 hours indoor workout, 6 hours outdoor workout with GPS, 5 hours outdoor workout with GPS and LTE. It takes about 1.5 hours to charge up to 80% and 2.5 hours to charge up to 100%
All the smartwatches mentioned above are capable enough to perform all the necessary tasks. Doesn’t matter which one you choose, you will get a premium user experience. Every single one of them uses wireless charging technology. If charging is your main concern, then these watches are for you.
Simranpal Singh love writing and reading about new technologies. He currently working for GizmoChina, GoAndroid, and several other blogs. In his spare time, he love tinkering with servers.