Your Fossil smartwatch won’t be able to keep track of your activities or perform other functions if you’re unable to charge it. The small rechargeable watch batteries can hold a lot of charge for days, however, when you lose your charger, it could be problematic trying to find a replacement option.
How to Charge Fossil Smartwatch without Charger
In this guide, we have explained easy ways to recharge your fossil smartwatch without using the official charger.
1. Hook up a micro-USB cable to your smartwatch strap
If your fossil smartwatch has a removable strap, you can use a micro-USB cable to charge it. When doing this, you need to be careful not to over-charge the watch by letting the charging light stay on for too long. This could damage the battery and cause more problems.
When using this method, you might find that it is not as convenient as attaching a charging pad to your phone and then attaching the watch to the pad, but it could be a helpful way for you to charge your smartwatch without the charger.
2. Hook up an AUX cord to your smartwatch
Check if your fossil smartwatch model has a 3.5 mm audio port. If it does=, then you can plug in your phone’s AUX cord to the watch and charge it using this method. To do this, you’ll have to find the right jack on your fossil smartwatch and plug it in.
When doing this, you’ll have to ensure the volume is off on your phone and plug the AUX cord into the phone’s headphone jack. This is might be tedious but you must keep switching devices while trying to listen to music and charge your smartwatch. While this does not seem like the best way to charge, it could help in a time of need.
3. Use a Universal Smartwatch Charger
The easiest way to charge a Fossil smartwatch is with a universal smartwatch charger. This device can be plugged into a wall or power source, and then you can plug your Fossil watch into the charger by using the included cord.
This way, you can charge the watch through the wall or via USB. Fortunately, many universal chargers come with a handful of adapters that make it easy for you to make sure your watch always has the right cord for just about any wall outlet.
4. Use a Portable Battery Charger
A portable battery charger or power bank is another easy way to charge your Fossil smartwatch if you’re unable to get to the original charger. While most portable battery chargers are designed to charge your smartphone, they also can be used to recharge your Fossil smartwatch.
All you need to do is get a charger with enough juice, then plug it in, and then plug your Fossil watch into the charger. You will have to plug the charger into a wall or power source, and then wait for your smartwatch to charge.
Keep in mind that the charging time and the ability for the fossil smartwatch to charge will vary from power bank to power bank. It usually takes six hours for most portable battery chargers to get the job done. If you need something faster, then you would have to consider another option.
How To Clean Your Fossil Smartwatch
Cleaning your fossil smartwatch is very important if you want it to last you through years of use. To keep the smartwatch clean, you can follow the tips below.
Cleaning the Display
Step 1: You can use cartridge paper to clean the straps for this type of fossil smartwatch.
Step 2: After that, you can also clean the chain’s curve area by using this paper. This will clean the dust and moisture at the same time.
Cleaning the Jewelry Strap & Leather Strap
Step 1: De-assemble the strap from the watch.
Step 2: You will need soap water and a brush. By using soapy water and brushing, rub the strap carefully. When doing so, you need to ensure you don’t use a rough brush to avoid scratches.
Step 3: With a soft wet cloth, clean the display and dial carefully.
Step 4: Using pieces of cotton or tissue paper, dry the watch or remove the watermarks.
Step 5: If your smartwatch has leather and jewelry straps you can still use the same steps as above. When cleaning the leather straps, you need to leave it for up to 15 minutes in the open air. However, for a jewelry strap, you don’t need to do anything.
How to install Fossil Smartwatch With a Phone?
Connecting a fossil smartphone with your Android or iPhone device is a simple process. You can follow the instructions to get started.
Place the Smartwatch On The Stand
Before you can install your Fossil smartwatch with your phone, you will need to place the smartwatch on the charging stand.
The charging stand is designed to securely hold and charge your watch, ensure that the smartwatch is properly seated on the stand before proceeding with the installation process.
Download The Companion App
In order to sync notifications and other data between your Fossil smartwatch and your smartphone, you will need to download the fossil app.
For iOS users, you will need to download the app from the Apple App Store while Android users can download the app from the Google Play Store. You need to check that your mobile device version meets the requirements to download the app.
Once you have downloaded and installed the app, you need to open it and follow the on-screen prompts to set up your watch.
Once you’ve installed the companion app, you will need to pair your Fossil smartwatch with your phone.
This is actually simple, all you need to do is follow the on-screen prompts within the app.
When you watch has been paired, you will receive notifications and other data on your watch display.
With the Fossil smartwatch paired to your mobile device, you should be able to receive notifications on your tracked activities. You can also set any feature you want from your smartphone or smartwatch.