1. GalaxyLooney's Avatar
    I just got the GW3 and fitted a few bits. I've put a continuous strap on and thought I could use my GW1 charger, but it appears not. I've found a few stands on Amazon where you can slot a charger in and rest the watch on, but these are all for Apple watches.

    Is there a stand up charger I can hook my watch around, or something I can use the original charger in and hook the watch over? I'm currently resting it around a bottle with the charger stuck on, which isn't very elegant.

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    10-02-2020 07:02 AM
  2. trucksmoveamerica#AC's Avatar
    Other Samsung watches had exactly this, a stand charger. Samsung made this one flat, so watch bands like yours won't work. And of course Samsung pulled a Apple move and the stand up charger from the galaxy watch will not work with the galaxy watch 3.
    10-02-2020 07:14 AM
  3. fuzzylumpkin's Avatar
    I just got the GW3 and fitted a few bits. I've put a continuous strap on and thought I could use my GW1 charger, but it appears not. I've found a few stands on Amazon where you can slot a charger in and rest the watch on, but these are all for Apple watches.

    Is there a stand up charger I can hook my watch around, or something I can use the original charger in and hook the watch over? I'm currently resting it around a bottle with the charger stuck on, which isn't very elegant.

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    I was also annoyed by this. I was using a Milanese loop on my original galaxy watch which would look even better on the watch3, but it would make charging a hassle.

    I got the wireless duo pad free with the watch3 too which is also flat, but the previous generation had a stand!

    Anyway, look for stands for the active 2. There are a few on Amazon (I'd give you a link but I'm in the UK) and it uses the same crappy puck as the watch3.
    10-02-2020 07:33 AM
  4. trucksmoveamerica#AC's Avatar
    I was also annoyed by this. I was using a Milanese loop on my original galaxy watch which would look even better on the watch3, but it would make charging a hassle.

    I got the wireless duo pad free with the watch3 too which is also flat, but the previous generation had a stand!

    Anyway, look for stands for the active 2. There are a few on Amazon (I'd give you a link but I'm in the UK) and it uses the same crappy puck as the watch3.
    Read my post above. The stand charger from Samsung from the galaxy watch does not work with the watch 3. Be careful ordering one, since Samsung changed the setup current third party chargers might not work yet.


    Edited to clarify better
    10-02-2020 07:39 AM
  5. fuzzylumpkin's Avatar
    Read my post above. The stand charger from Samsung from the galaxy watch does not work with the watch 3. Be careful ordering one.
    Read my post from above. I said look for a STAND for the ACTIVE 2 because it uses THE SAME CRAPPY PUCK.

    Both the OP and myself said we were frustrated that it didn't work with the original galaxy watch charger.

    Maybe read before telling people to read.
    10-02-2020 08:10 AM
  6. trucksmoveamerica#AC's Avatar
    Read my post from above. I said look for a STAND for the ACTIVE 2 because it uses THE SAME CRAPPY PUCK.

    Both the OP and myself said we were frustrated that it didn't work with the original galaxy watch charger.

    Maybe read before telling people to read.
    That might be so, but Samsung has made it so it works with a certain charger hence that since it doesn't work with the watch 3 charger there's a good chance third party chargers won't work either as this is a new set up.

    I did read, next time read everything, I guess I probably didn't spell it out clearly enough. I apologise for not spelling it out clearly and edited to do that.
    10-02-2020 08:17 AM
  7. fuzzylumpkin's Avatar
    That might be so, but Samsung has made it so it works with a certain charger hence that since it doesn't work with the watch 3 charger there's a good chance third party chargers won't work either as this is a new set up.

    I did read, next time read everything, I guess I probably didn't spell it out clearly enough. I apologise for not spelling it out clearly and edited to do that.
    I'm not talking about a third party charger, I'm talking about a third party stand that you fit the first party charger into.

    Also, I'm not talking about the galaxy watch, I'm talking about the Active 2, which we already know DOES use the same charger as the watch3. So even if I was talking about a charger it would work fine.
    10-02-2020 08:55 AM
  8. Talderon's Avatar
    Here is what I use on my night stand:

    https://smile.amazon.com/gp/product/...?ie=UTF8&psc=1

    I like it as it has a small footprint for charging at night when I need to do all 3.

    (edit) I can only verify that the Galaxy Watch and Watch 3 work on this as those are the only 2 devices I have tried.

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    10-02-2020 09:04 AM
  9. fuzzylumpkin's Avatar
    Here is what I use on my night stand:

    https://smile.amazon.com/gp/product/...?ie=UTF8&psc=1

    I like it as it has a small footprint for charging at night when I need to do all 3.

    (edit) I can only verify that the Galaxy Watch and Watch 3 work on this as those are the only 2 devices I have tried.

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    I was just looking at the same charger from a different reseller. It looks pretty cool. Personally I've never had to charge my phone, buds and watch all at once, but it's nice that it has the option.
    10-02-2020 09:12 AM
  10. trucksmoveamerica#AC's Avatar
    Here is what I use on my night stand:

    https://smile.amazon.com/gp/product/...?ie=UTF8&psc=1

    I like it as it has a small footprint for charging at night when I need to do all 3.

    (edit) I can only verify that the Galaxy Watch and Watch 3 work on this as those are the only 2 devices I have tried.

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    Thank you. I don't know if I want that setup yet, but it's nice to know there's some that work out there. It's ridiculous that the galaxy watch 3 charger doesn't work with the watch 3. This is something Apple does IMO.
    10-02-2020 09:22 AM
  11. Talderon's Avatar
    I was just looking at the same charger from a different reseller. It looks pretty cool. Personally I've never had to charge my phone, buds and watch all at once, but it's nice that it has the option.
    I'll be honest here. I use this mainly as a travel charger. I take it with me when I am on the go so I only have to take ONE charger.

    At home, I use the Samsung Duo for Phone and Buds Live and use the included Watch 3 charger for the watch.

    I only charge my phone and buds at night and charge my watch only when I am in the shower in the AM.

    The only other time my phone is charging is when I am in the car using Android Auto.
    10-02-2020 09:40 AM
  12. GalaxyLooney's Avatar
    Thanks all. I'm in the UK. I worry a bit about using 3rd party chargers as I've read about issues with watches heating up while charging. The one pictured odes look pretty good though.
    10-02-2020 12:42 PM
  13. fuzzylumpkin's Avatar
    10-02-2020 01:41 PM
  14. mak916's Avatar
    This is what I use.
    10-02-2020 05:04 PM
  15. GalaxyLooney's Avatar
    Thanks. That looks perfect. 5% off too.
    10-03-2020 07:44 AM
  16. GalaxyLooney's Avatar
    Can you charge a GW1 on a GW3 charger? I'm going to run both for a bit but having 2 chargers is a bit daft.
    10-04-2020 03:25 AM
  17. fuzzylumpkin's Avatar
    Thanks. That looks perfect. 5% off too.
    No problem. An extra 45p in your pocket will probably just about buy you a 10p mixture in today's economy lol.

    Can you charge a GW1 on a GW3 charger? I'm going to run both for a bit but having 2 chargers is a bit daft.
    I definitely tried but can't remember the result... They do both work with a standard Qi charger though.

    I'll give it a try for you, although lets be honest, it won't affect your purchasing decision.

    EDIT: it does indeed, although it's a bit awkward.
    10-04-2020 07:45 AM
  18. GalaxyLooney's Avatar
    Job done.

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    10-04-2020 12:59 PM
  19. mak916's Avatar
    This was a must for me since I have several different metal bands.
    Job done.

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    10-04-2020 01:22 PM
  20. Deke218's Avatar
    This was a must for me since I have several different metal bands.
    Was about to order until I tested the GW3 on my Gear S3 charger and it works so I'm good for now.
    10-07-2020 01:56 PM
  21. mak916's Avatar
    My Gear S3 charger or my GW charger doesn't work with my GW3. I'm glad your's does.
    Was about to order until I tested the GW3 on my Gear S3 charger and it works so I'm good for now.
    10-08-2020 06:43 PM
  22. Deke218's Avatar
    Yeah, after about 10 minutes, the GS3 charger started blinking red. Does not charge.
    10-10-2020 07:36 AM
  23. mak916's Avatar
    That is what happened to me.
    Yeah, after about 10 minutes, the GS3 charger started blinking red. Does not charge.
    10-12-2020 07:44 PM

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