Best portable travel Apple Watch chargers in 2024

Whether you're jumping onto a train, plane or automobile, you're going to want to keep track of time for your journey's itinerary, and while the best Apple Watch models make for great travel companions, they're also more power hungry than a dumb wrist watch. You'll need to keep them charged when you're on the go.

Enter the best travel chargers for Apple Watch! We've cherry picked the best portable Apple Watch chargers from our travels, the ones we wouldn't leave home without if we're planning on keeping an Apple Watch — whether that's Series 9 or Ultra 2 or any model in between — ticking along for our trips. We've collated a mixture of folding chargers, devices that can also power iPhones and AirPods, and even portable batteries specifically designed for the Apple Watch. So take your pick from the options below — you can't go wrong.

On-the-go charging for your Apple Watch

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Which of the best portable travel chargers for Apple Watch should you choose?

With the new Qi2 charging standard now making its way to products, there's a host of new high-end Apple Watch travel chargers tapping into the higher-speeds that Qi2 offers.

The best we've seen so far, and the best Apple Watch travel charger overall as a result, is the Anker MagGo Wireless Charging Station (Foldable 3-in-1). With high-speed Apple Watch charging, 15W MagSafe for iPhone, and wireless charging for your AirPods, it's an all-rounder. It's only made better by the fact it also folds down to a compact brick, easily stowed away when travelling. 

If you want something that's more suitable to a bedside table, we've got you covered there too with the best stands to charge both iPhone and Apple Watch. Though our Anker pick even features there too — we love it that much.

Whichever Apple Watch charger you choose, consider buying one that's MFi-certified. For a product to earn MFi certification, it must pass compliance and safety tests. The company must also pay Apple royalties to put this certification on their products, so it will cost a bit more. Whatever your portable charging needs are, we found the best portable travel Apple Watch charger for you on this list. 

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