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Smartwatches and wearables could be next in line for a universal charger mandate

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India may follow in EU footsteps, but no clear timeline

Earlier this month, the European Union gave USB-C’s biggest holdout, Apple’s Lightning connector, 2024 transition deadline To the standard that everyone else uses. Now the Indian government is not only planning its own mandate for smartphones to support USB-C, but may also be pondering a similar charging standard for wearable devices, so the world’s largest consumer electronics One of the markets may follow suit.


The Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS) has been in the news for several months now. Considering switching to USB-C For the same reasons as in the EU: consumer benefits and reduction of e-waste. Director General of Consumer Affairs Rohit Kumar Singh told PTI BIS could claim that all upcoming wearables will ship with support for standard charging solutions ( sam mobile). Products affected by this change include smartwatches, fitness trackers, wireless earbuds, and headphones.

Just looking at smartwatches alone, there are already many ways to charge. Some use pogo pins, others use wireless induction, but they all have some things in common, such as using magnets to hold things in place. You haven’t revealed the exact solution you have in mind, but galaxy watch 5 series apple watch.

At the very least, we will be very surprised when we see a completely new approach to wearable charging. Any significant deviation from existing standards can be very expensive to implement and lead to manufacturer backlash. Smaller changes could result in an easier-to-swallow drug for overall benefit, and hopefully it hits a mysterious new standard.

The standard means consumers can use all their chargers with one charger, but most consumer transitions won’t be immediate, and it will take several It can take years. We haven’t heard anything about timelines yet, but having more governments follow in the EU’s footsteps to mandate charging standards seems like a step in the right direction.

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