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Pixel Watch Cannot Be Charged Using Phone Or Qi Wireless Pad

google pixel watch white and black colors Google has confirmed that its recently launched Pixel Watch, which comes with a wireless charging pad, is only meant to be charged using its bundled charger that comes with the device.

As reported by 9to5Google, the tech giant said that, no, the Pixel Watch doesn’t support “Qi wireless charging pads” or ‘reverse wireless charging’ off of a Pixel smartphone.

“Qi charging is not supported on the Google Pixel Watch. There may be some charging configurations where reverse wireless or Qi charging appears to work. This will be very device and charger specific and is not guaranteed to provide a consistent, steady or strong charge,” the tech giant was quoted as saying.

“Note that in some cases, this could cause the device to discharge while on charger. Pixel Watch only supports charging with the inbox charger provided,” the company added.

Similar to smartwatches from Samsung and Apple, the Pixel Watch uses a version of wireless charging to charge its battery. However, due to the size of its internal coil, it is difficult to ensure compatibility with other Qi devices.

According to 9to5Google’s testing, the Pixel Watch will discharge when placed on the back of a Pixel 7 Pro or a Galaxy Z Fold 4 in reverse wireless charging mode, which is in line with Google’s announcement.

Moreover, the Watch shows that charging is in progress, with no indication that it’s not actually working, and that indication does not change even as it discharges.

However, Pixel Watch is available for $349 for Bluetooth/Wi-Fi, and $399 for 4G LTE, including six months of Fitbit Premium and three months of YouTube Music Premium (available in applicable markets).