It's Faster to Charge the Apple Watch Using the 6-Pin Accessory Port [Video]

It's Faster to Charge the Apple Watch Using the 6-Pin Accessory Port [Video]

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The creators of Reserve Strap have posted a video demonstrating the charging of the Apple Watch using the 6-pin accessory port. Notably, charging the watch using the 6-pin port is slightly faster than charging it via induction.

Over the last month we have done extensive charging through the 6 pin accessory port of the Apple Watch in a variety of conditions. We made a short video documenting a charging speed test we performed between the Apple Watch wireless charging cord and our own 6 pin accessory port charging.

Observations
● Charging using the 6 pin accessory port is slightly faster than wireless inductive charging.
● No charging icon appears on the Apple Watch during 6 pin accessory charging. This is likely to avoid unnecessary screen clutter when using smart bands. We're accounting for this by including a simple LED on the Reserve Strap to indicate charging state.
● While not apparent in the video, there was less ambient heat radiated on the back of the Apple Watch using 6 pin accessory port charging compared to wireless induction.

Take a look at the video below or click here for more details about the Reserve Strap.


Roger Melly - May 29, 2015 at 10:27pm
Was the audio recorded in a toilet? Thing is the battery life is pretty good, 69% left at the end of the day,..
dave vangina - May 28, 2015 at 5:30pm
why not block this stupid strap with firmware upgrade?
6 is chicks - May 28, 2015 at 2:11pm
I use this with an ampy so that I won't use a wall outlet while always charging and that I never take it off!
Really - May 28, 2015 at 11:56am
No sheet, that's hot inductive charging has always been, not as efficient as chords. Why is this a surprise to everyone?
yas9in - May 28, 2015 at 5:29am
this is kind of stupid. I'm yet to see an apple watch run out of battery and the band is ugly as hell.
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