03-12-2015 12:00 PM
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  1. quangtran1's Avatar
    Hi all, I just purchased a cheap charging dock on eBay for $16. Now I'm thinking there's no way, that at this price, it would have a built-in battery like the OEM dock, right?
    02-08-2015 05:57 PM
  2. Rukbat's Avatar
    You can get a quality lithium battery for a phone for about $7 retail, so yes, it could have one large enough for a Gear.
    02-08-2015 06:11 PM
  3. pre1561's Avatar
    Kim Komando has a good article about using third party chargers. All bad. I wouldn't use one, even though everbody in my family buys them and have never had a problem,,,, YET. Except for a heat problem.

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    02-08-2015 06:52 PM
  4. quangtran1's Avatar
    You can get a quality lithium battery for a phone for about $7 retail, so yes, it could have one large enough for a Gear.
    Are you saying that the slot for the battery is there? I just need the lithium? Thanks.
    02-08-2015 08:22 PM
  5. foxbat121's Avatar
    Hi all, I just purchased a cheap charging dock on eBay for $16. Now I'm thinking there's no way, that at this price, it would have a built-in battery like the OEM dock, right?
    Why don't you try it out and let us know. Simply click on the dock to your watch and see if it charges without connect the USB cable.

    I too am suspicious that those docks actually contain battery in them. Not only you need a li-ion battery, you also need a complicated charge, reserves charge circuitry to charge the watch from the battery. But without someone actually try it out, we just don't know. The eBay listing never mentioned anything about containing a battery inside. So, I'd expect it doesn't.
    02-09-2015 09:48 AM
  6. quangtran1's Avatar
    Why don't you try it out and let us know. Simply click on the dock to your watch and see if it charges without connect the USB cable.

    I too am suspicious that those docks actually contain battery in them. Not only you need a li-ion battery, you also need a complicated charge, reserves charge circuitry to charge the watch from the battery. But without someone actually try it out, we just don't know. The eBay listing never mentioned anything about containing a battery inside. So, I'd expect it doesn't.
    I tend to agree with you.
    02-09-2015 10:13 AM
  7. foxbat121's Avatar
    I tend to agree with you.
    Still, let us know what you find out.
    02-09-2015 10:47 AM
  8. quangtran1's Avatar
    Still, let us know what you find out.
    I received the Chinese charging dock today. It does not have any circuitry to charge the lithium battery. Charging the watch with it using USB acts normal. I don't have any issue with that, just using it as a spare charging dock at the office.
    02-09-2015 05:32 PM
  9. xendula's Avatar
    Thanks for the update!
    02-09-2015 10:44 PM
  10. foxbat121's Avatar
    I remember when I checked out the pictures of the eBay listing, I don't see the LED light next to the microUSB port. Hence, I suspect it doesn't have battery inside but a simple pass through to the watch. Regardless, it is still a good thing to have especially the official ones are so easy to break and hard to buy them (most places are out of stock).
    CehowardNote7 likes this.
    02-10-2015 06:26 AM
  11. xendula's Avatar
    Quangtran1, can you post a link to the seller you git yours from.
    It makes me feel better knowing I am buying something that works.
    02-10-2015 08:08 PM
  12. quangtran1's Avatar
    Quangtran1, can you post a link to the seller you git yours from.
    It makes me feel better knowing I am buying something that works.
    It's item 151570455323 by estoreoutlet.
    02-10-2015 08:35 PM
  13. xendula's Avatar
    Thanks!
    02-20-2015 06:44 AM
  14. budgitApp's Avatar
    Has anyone ever stumbled upon a charger where you don't need to snap the watch in place? In Samsung stores, they have a really nice stand, you just put the watch on it and it charges I believe, I wish there was a charger like this I could buy.
    02-20-2015 04:53 PM
  15. drjosephkim's Avatar
    The OEM charging cradle has a little round black button below the set of 5 charging pins. I've noticed that the generic 3rd party cradles don't have this little round button.
    02-21-2015 02:05 PM
  16. quangtran1's Avatar
    Has anyone ever stumbled upon a charger where you don't need to snap the watch in place? In Samsung stores, they have a really nice stand, you just put the watch on it and it charges I believe, I wish there was a charger like this I could buy.
    I have one of those. I got it from a local Best Buy friend when he was resetting his displays. It's not as reliable as you'd think. I threw mine away. The watch does not make very tight contact with the dock. It rests there from the tension of the anti-theft security cable.
    budgitApp and collett like this.
    02-21-2015 07:54 PM
  17. foxbat121's Avatar
    Yeah, when I was in AT&T store to purchase mine, they had a hard time to get the demo watch charged via that thing (it can barely maintain contacts). I certainly won't use it at all.
    quangtran1 and xendula like this.
    02-21-2015 07:56 PM
  18. quangtran1's Avatar
    The OEM charging cradle has a little round black button below the set of 5 charging pins. I've noticed that the generic 3rd party cradles don't have this little round button.
    I know what you mean. I bought three of the non-OEM charging docks, so I can save the original one in case I decide to sell the watch. They do not have that button. As far as I can tell, that button's only purpose is to display how much charge is left on the lithium battery. When I push it, the blue or orange LED shows up.
    02-21-2015 07:59 PM
  19. budgitApp's Avatar
    I know what you mean. I bought three of the non-OEM charging docks, so I can save the original one in case I decide to sell the watch. They do not have that button. As far as I can tell, that button's only purpose is to display how much charge is left on the lithium battery. When I push it, the blue or orange LED shows up.
    I believe that button activates the internal charging battery... In the non OEM cradles there is no internal battery and by consequence there is no button.
    02-26-2015 12:13 AM
  20. Floridadomer's Avatar
    If anyone is interested, I just recieved an email from Samsung that the cradle is off of Backorder.
    Ntchwaidumela likes this.
    03-10-2015 07:41 AM
  21. priceslss's Avatar
    If anyone is interested, I just recieved an email from Samsung that the cradle is off of Backorder.
    And if you have the 50% off it is a STEAL!!!!
    03-10-2015 09:57 AM
  22. xendula's Avatar
    And if you have the 50% off it is a STEAL!!!!
    How do you get 50% off?
    I bought a knock-off from Ebay without a backup battery, and have ti say that that one connects and disconnects much more smoothly to/from the watch than the OEM piece, but it would be nice to have an additional battery pack.
    03-11-2015 07:45 AM
  23. foxbat121's Avatar
    How do you get 50% off?
    By registering your device with Samsung you will automatically receive a 50% off coupon via email. With shipping and tax, mine costs me around $19.
    03-11-2015 08:56 AM
  24. Floridadomer's Avatar
    Dang, I feel like someone just rained on my parade....LOL
    03-11-2015 09:07 AM
  25. priceslss's Avatar
    Dang, I feel like someone just rained on my parade....LOL
    Never that
    03-11-2015 01:59 PM
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