Samsung Gear S3 Battery Life & Charger Options

Samsung Gear S3 Battery Charger Options
Samsung Gear S3 Battery Charger Options

Galaxy S3 Watch Battery Life

The Samsung Gear S3 battery life can last up to four days in optimal conditions without the use of a charging pad. As a result, the Gear S3 smartwatch has one of the longest battery lives among smartwatches.

But what does a “perfect” condition look like, and how can you get the full battery life that Samsung claims? The truth is that if you use your watch frequently or have the watch face “always on,” your battery life will be significantly reduced.

By putting the proper chargers in the right places, you can make charging your watch less inconvenient.

A Closer Look at the Samsung Gear S3’s Battery Life

Under perfect conditions, you can get the guaranteed four days of battery life. These are the optimal circumstances:

Timeout mode has been activated on your watch face (face is blank)

  1. The GPS has been disabled.
  2. Wi-Fi has been disabled.
  3. Bluetooth is disabled.
  4. You only check the time or receive notifications from the watch on a regular basis.

The battery life is considerably more likely to average 1-2 days if you use the watch more regularly or switch on GPS so you can track a run or navigate while driving. If you select the always-on watch face, you’ll almost certainly need to charge your watch at least once a night.

The good news is that charging the watch takes only a few minutes. It will take roughly 2 hours to fully charge a fully depleted Samsung Gear S3 placed on a charger base to 100 percent.

Battery Chargers for the Samsung Gear S3

There are numerous methods for extending the battery life of the Samsung Gear S3. However, if you’re the type of person who wears their smartwatch frequently throughout the day, you’ll want to invest in many wireless chargers and keep them in strategic charging areas.

When wireless charging first became popular, the Wireless Power Consortium (WPC) established the Qi standard. This standard ensured that all chargers and wireless charging devices used the same technology. This benefits customers by allowing them to charge several devices with a single wireless charging pad or stand.

So, if you’re looking for a wireless charger for your Samsung Gear S3 wristwatch, make sure it’s “Qi-Certified.”

Samsung Gear S3 Charging Stand (Standard)

The Samsung Gear S3 comes with a single charging station when you initially buy it.

A USB cable is included with the stand, which may be plugged into a computer USB port or a regular USB wall plug converter.

The following areas are ideal for this type of charger:

  1. At work, you’ll most likely remove your watch so that you can rest your wrists on your keyboard without the watch getting in the way.
  2. If you don’t plan on wearing your watch to track your sleeping patterns, keep it on your bedside table.
  3. If you don’t plan on using your phone at home and want it to be handy whenever you leave, keep it near the door.
  4. Because these chargers are affordable, you could easily buy a few and put them in all of the places where you take your watch off.

DUO Pad by Samsung

You can save money on chargers by purchasing a Samsung DUO pad if you have a smartphone that can charge on Qi-certified chargers (all recent iPhones and most Android handsets are Qi-certified).

This is a flat charging pad that you may use to charge your smartphone and smartwatch while you are not using them.

The main difference between flat and upright chargers is that when using a flat charger, the assumption is that you don’t need to see the device display.

As a result, out-of-the-way areas will be excellent for this charger, where you can just leave your Samsung Gear S3 to charge and forget about it.

The following areas are ideal for this type of charger:

  1. On your nightstand or bedside table in your bedroom.
  2. Place it on a shelf in your home that is out of the way.
  3. Because of its flat shape and flexibility to charge several devices, this charger is great for travelling.

These chargers are nearly 5 times the price of a single charger, so you’ll probably want to buy one to keep with you at all times for both your phone and your smartwatch.

Qi Charging Station (Universal)

Buying a single charging station that charges all of your devices in one spot is one of the best ways to save money while maintaining the life of your Gear S3 battery. Qi-certified charging pads for a variety of smartphones and smartwatches are now accessible in numerous charging stations.

There are many different types of charging stations available on the market. They’re useful since they allow you to charge all of your devices without having to purchase several chargers.

The stand-up form is especially convenient because it allows you to use your phone or watch while it charges. This makes it great for use in a home or business setting if you want to keep an eye on your screens while they charge.

The following areas are ideal for this type of charger:

  1. On your workplace desk, where you can keep an eye on the screens while they charge
  2. On your nightstand, where you can check your alerts and wake-up alarm.
  3. Place on a table near your couch so that you can see all of your notifications even when you’re at home.
  4. These chargers are comparable to the flat “duo” chargers in price. So the choice is whether you want to leave your gadgets to charge and forget about them, or whether you want to see the screens even when they’re charging.

Case for Mobile Charger

If you like to be more daring, a protected docking station is the ideal solution. It’s not always easy to figure out where to put all of your chargers so that you always have charging alternatives. When travelling, several of these chargers can be tough to pack.

The mobile phone charger cover is an excellent choice. It comes with everything you need to charge your Samsung Gear S3 charger, including a protective clamshell case. You may attach the charger case to your bag using the exterior clip while the case is closed.

Remember that the Samsung Gear S3 charger does not include the clamshell case, so you’ll have to buy that separately.

However, when used together, it’s the ideal option for someone who travels frequently and doesn’t want to worry about their phone running out of juice.

Extending the battery life of the Samsung Gear S3

There are a few things you can take to ensure that the battery life on your Samsung Gear S3 lasts as long as possible, as described earlier in this post.

  1. The first step is to reduce the screen timeout to one minute. Go to the Samsung Gear S3 Settings menu to do so.
    Press the Display button.
  2. Set the screen timeout to one minute or less.
  3. The second step is to disable Touch wake-up, which prevents the screen from activating every time you touch it.
  4. To do so, go to Settings and select Advanced from the drop-down menu.
    Disable the Wake-up gesture option by tapping it.
  5. You should also turn off GPS, Wi-Fi, and Bluetooth unless you require them.
  6. To do so, go to Settings and select Connections from the drop-down menu.
  7. Wi-Fi, Location, and Bluetooth may all be turned to Auto or Off by tapping on them individually.

Note: You won’t want to disable Bluetooth on your smartwatch because it regularly syncs with your phone over Bluetooth.

Finally, make certain that the screen’s Always-On feature is turned off. This can be found in the Settings menu, under Watch Always On. Make sure this option is turned off.

By this stage, you should have your Samsung Gear S3 battery life as long as feasible, with chargers in all of the places you’ll need them.

Mark Funk
Mark Funk is an experienced information security specialist who works with enterprises to mature and improve their enterprise security programs. Previously, he worked as a security news reporter.