Find the right charger for your Samsung smart watch

Galaxy Active 2 being charged on charging dock

Charging your device is second nature, and you may not think about it often. But that doesn’t mean you should neglect your smart watch when it needs some extra juice. Your Samsung smart watch can be charged using convenient charging docks that are available directly through Samsung if you ever lose or misplace the one that came in the box. Some watch models can also use the Wireless power sharing feature, which allows you to use your Galaxy phone to charge your watch.

Note: It is recommended to use only Samsung charging accessories when charging your smart watch.

Charge your Samsung Galaxy smart watch

There are two types of chargers you can use with your Samsung smart watch: a flat charging dock or a charging dock with pins. The type you need depends on which model watch you have, and the correct charger will come with your watch. If you don't have a compatible Samsung wall charger, they can be purchased separately.

Using a flat charging dock

This type of charger usually comes in the box with newer watch models (2019 or newer) and is compatible with the following:

  • Galaxy Watch Active

  • Galaxy Watch Active2

  • Galaxy Watch3

  • Galaxy Watch4 series

  • Galaxy Watch5 series

  • Galaxy Watch6 series

Flat charging dock

To charge your smartwatch with a flat charging dock, simply plug in the USB end to an adapter, and then plug that into a power source. Place your watch (facing upward) on the magnetic dock and allow it to charge.

If you need a new charging dock, you can purchase one with either a Type-A or Type-C connector from the online Samsung store.

Using a wireless charging dock

This charger is usually included with older watch models (2017 and 2018). The following watches can be used with this type of charging dock:

  • Galaxy Watch

  • Gear S3

  • Gear Sport

Galaxy Watch Charging Dock with pins

To charge your watch with this charging dock, plug it in and then place your watch inside the dock. Allow the watch to charge. If the charger comes with an LED indicator, this light will let you know when the watch is fully charged.

If you’ve lost your charging dock, you can purchase one from the online Samsung store.

Using a charging dock cradle

The Galaxy Fit2 comes with a unique charging cradle that doesn't work with any other type of watch. To use it, plug the charger into a power source. Then, place the Fit2 inside of the cradle and allow the fitness band to charge.

    • Replacement chargers for the Fit2 are not available for purchase. If you are having issues charging your fitness band, please see the "Best practices for charging your watch" section. 
Galaxy Fit2 Charging dock cradle

Other ways to charge your Samsung Galaxy smart watch

Wireless power sharing

Some watches are also compatible with Wireless power sharing, which allows you to place your watch on the back of a Galaxy phone to charge it. This is very handy when your watch has a low battery but your charger is out of reach. Check out our guide on Wireless power sharing to learn how to use this feature.

Newer models that support Qi technology will be able to use Wireless power sharing. The following watches are compatible:

Galaxy Watch Active 2 on top of Galaxy S21 Ultra
  • Galaxy Watch

  • Galaxy Watch Active

  • Galaxy Watch Active2

  • Gear S3

  • Gear Sport

  • Galaxy Watch6 series

  • Galaxy Watch5

  • Galaxy Watch5 Pro

  • Galaxy Watch4

  • Galaxy Watch3

Wireless charging pads

In addition to regular watch chargers, you can also buy charging pads, some of which can charge multiple devices at once, such as your smart watch and Galaxy phone! Just plug the charging pad into an outlet and place your device(s) on top.

Any watch model that supports Qi technology will be able to use these chargers.

Galaxy Wireless Charging Pad Duo

Note: The Galaxy Fit2 can only be charged using the charging cradle. It does not support other charging methods.

Best practices for charging your Samsung Galaxy smart watch

If you’re having trouble charging your smart watch, you can review the following tips to make sure you’re using your charger correctly.

  • Samsung recommends using a compatible Samsung wall charger with the charging dock that matches your watch. Wall chargers can be purchased separately.

  • When using a wireless charging dock, please be aware that any metal or magnetic materials (e.g., coins, magnetic cards) placed between the watch and the wireless charger may decrease charging efficiency. These materials placed between the watch and wireless charger may also cause damage to the watch or charger.

  • When using a wired charging dock, always check whether any foreign objects are in the connector or plug, as they may prevent charging or cause the dock to overheat.

  • When using Wireless power sharing, you may need to remove accessories or covers from your phone. Try not to move the phone or the watch while the watch is charging.

  • If your watch's charger doesn't work at all, it should be replaced. If the device is under warranty, you can contact support and request a new one. However, if it's not under warranty, you will need to purchase a replacement.

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