How to Charge your Apple Watch while Camping
If you are an avid camper who enjoys the outdoors but also rely on technology such as an Apple watch, you can easily find yourself in a quandary when it comes to charging it. The good news is you don’t necessarily need to compromise on your connectivity or on-the-go preferences by going camping. Below is a detailed guide with tips and tricks on how to charge your Apple watch while camping.
One of the most efficient and environmental-friendly way of charging your Apple watch is to use solar energy. You can easily achieve this by using solar powered charging accessories:
- Solar Charger: One of the best options is a portable solar charger that is designed especially for smaller items (for example, an Apple Watch). This accessory often come with a selection of attachments that you can use to charge your watch from the solar panel. Just make sure you invest in a high-quality option to get the best results.
- Solar Panels: There are open-source solar panels you can purchase online or make yourself. All you need is to spend some time on research, buy the necessary parts and get your solar panel ready. You can easily connect your Apple watch to the panel and charge it away.
Apart from these two options, you can always bring a charger to the woods.
Bringing a Charger
The most obvious yet often the most inconvenient option is to bring a charger to the woods. However, not all chargers can work with your watch so make sure you do research on the topic before you make your purchase.
If you are looking for something lightweight and portable, you can always go for the standard Qi charger. These are often lightweight and are affordable options.
Alternatively, if you are looking for a powerbank option, you can always try Belkin’s PowerHouse Charging Dock. This unique accessory comes with built-in 2000mAh powerbank, two USB ports and Lightning port to charge your Apple watch. This way, you will not have to waste time looking for an outlet.
Finally, if you plan to use a regular wall outlet, you can always use Apple’s 5w USB Power Adapter. It is a small and portable option that plugs into a wall outlet and is compatible with your watch.
One you select the charger, make sure to pack an extra charging cable. That way, you won’t be stuck with a charger and no cable.
Don’t Lose Power with an Extended Battery Case
If you are planning for an extended camping trip, you can always rely on an extended battery case. This invaluable accessory will increase your watch’s battery life up to an amazing 48 hours. Simply attach the case to your device and you can go on for days without having to worry about its battery.
DIY Your Own Charging Strap
If you are an experienced camper and DIY enthusiast, you can always try creating your own charging strap for your Apple watch. The patent-pending strap as demonstrated in this YouTube video provides a powerful 4000mAh battery to keep your watch running.
While this may take a bit of effort to assemble, it will be worth in the long run since you won’t have to worry about charging your watch while camping. Just connect the watch with the powerbank and you are all set.
While camping provides a great opportunity to reconnect with nature, technology has made it possible to stay connected even while in the great outdoors. Whether you use solar power, a battery case or a DIY powerbank strap, with the right equipment, you can enjoy the wonders of the outdoors without having to lag behind your communications.