Google Pixel Watch reverse wireless charging & 3rd-party Qi wireless chargers work just fine, as per reports

Google has finally launched its highly anticipated Pixel Watch which works seamlessly with their Pixel devices and other Android smartphones in the market.

Reverse wireless charging is a feature that has been gaining a lot of attention in the tech space simply because of how easy it makes the entire charging process.

Many were expecting the Google Pixel Watch to come with reverse wireless charging support so that they could charge it directly using their smartphone instead of relying on a dedicated charger.


However, these expectations were crushed when Google confirmed that the watch will not be coming with this feature.

Making matters worse, they also affirmed that the watch will not support 3rd-party Qi wireless chargers and could only be charged with the supplied Magnetic Charging Cable.

A pleasant surprise

However, recent reports from Google Pixel Watch users suggest that reverse wireless charging is indeed working fine for them.


It absolutely does work. I have received the watch and P7P today and the watch charges just fine by battery share as well as on a regular Qi pad.

Users are delighted to find that the watch will not be limited to the stock charger and they will be able to take advantage of the reverse wireless charging functionality.

Not just Pixel or Android smartphones, the watch can also be charged using other 3rd-party Qi wireless chargers that you might have lying around.

This is great news for anyone looking forward to buying the Google Pixel Watch.

However, there is a slight problem or an annoyance for its users. It appears that users might need to remove the straps of the watch so that it lies flat on the phone and charges properly.

I can indeed confirm reverse wireless charging works!….
…. however you need to take both straps off in order to let it sit flat.
Tested via a OnePlus 9 pro and pixel watch LTE

This entire revelation came as a pleasant surprise for many Pixel Watch users and makes the devices even more enticing.

We’ll keep an eye on this matter and update this story to reflect noteworthy information.

Note: You can also checkout our Google Pixel Watch update and bug/issue tracker.

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