1. chas607's Avatar
    Has anyone else see this? I had a series 2 that always snapped right on to my bedside dock. My series 3 seems to spin or slide and not connect to the dock. Charges fine and shows nightstand mode when just connected to a charger and no dock. Could the slight extra thickness and weight be causing this?
    09-24-2017 08:35 AM
  2. Tartarus's Avatar
    Has anyone else see this? I had a series 2 that always snapped right on to my bedside dock. My series 3 seems to spin or slide and not connect to the dock. Charges fine and shows nightstand mode when just connected to a charger and no dock. Could the slight extra thickness and weight be causing this?
    Hi, welcome to iMore.

    That’s a good question. Guess I’ll have to find out myself if my night stand will hold the new Series 3 when I get it.
    09-24-2017 08:58 AM
  3. chas607's Avatar
    Hi, welcome to iMore.

    That’s a good question. Guess I’ll have to find out myself if my night stand will hold the new Series 3 when I get it.
    Please let me know. I’m not hearing anyone else say anything.
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    09-24-2017 04:03 PM
  4. Tartarus's Avatar
    Please let me know. I’m not hearing anyone else say anything.
    It could take weeks before I purchase mine, but will do.
    09-24-2017 04:52 PM
  5. Frehley's Avatar
    Has anyone else see this? I had a series 2 that always snapped right on to my bedside dock. My series 3 seems to spin or slide and not connect to the dock. Charges fine and shows nightstand mode when just connected to a charger and no dock. Could the slight extra thickness and weight be causing this?
    I have the series 3 and the bedside dock and mine doesn't spin or slide and connects to the dock like my series 0 that it replaced.
    09-25-2017 11:30 AM
  6. Mac Guy's Avatar
    Could the slight extra thickness and weight be causing this?

    Most definitely. That doesn't mean that it will, but it certainly could be the issue.

    All the various docks are subject to manufacturing variations. They don't have to meet an MFi spec. So any given dock's design or build quality could be a small issue. I think Apple said the difference was .25mm and that would be enough to make a difference in some docks. Even setting the puck in a stand could make a difference.

    My Griffin dock uses a rubber O-ring to keep the Watch from spinning. Every so often I have to clean it or the Watch will to spin. (Not on it's own, obviously. LOL

    Try cleaning the mounting surfaces or adjusting the charging puck's depth in the dock. It may be some docks will just fit better than others.
    09-25-2017 12:02 PM
  7. chas607's Avatar
    Has anyone else see this? I had a series 2 that always snapped right on to my bedside dock. My series 3 seems to spin or slide and not connect to the dock. Charges fine and shows nightstand mode when just connected to a charger and no dock. Could the slight extra thickness and weight be causing this?
    Update - the watch is CHARGING on the stand, it is obviously just moving a little causing the nightstand mode to not work. I ordered a new dock that has the watch not suspended in the air but on its side.

    Still interested to hear other experiences.
    09-25-2017 02:51 PM
  8. chas607's Avatar
    Update - the watch is CHARGING on the stand, it is obviously just moving a little causing the nightstand mode to not work. I ordered a new dock that has the watch not suspended in the air but on its side.

    Still interested to hear other experiences.
    Update 2 - So it appears my Series 2 may be the issue. It was goes into nightstand mode when on the dock (not on its side). I put my series 3 on the dock and tilted it until the watch was almost on its side and PRESTO, nightstand mode. So bottom line, the series 2 of mine may have a tiny glitch, but it is one I like.
    09-28-2017 08:57 AM

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