This disclosure describes techniques for effective thermal management of wearable devices such as AR/VR headsets or smartglasses when used in developer mode. Per techniques of this disclosure, a charging dongle that includes a heatsink and/or a fan is provided for use of a wearable device when in developer mode. The heatsink and/or fan on the charging dongle improves heat dissipation from the wearable device and mitigates overheating of the wearable device. Optionally, a temperature sensor is provided to enable accurate measurement of the temperature of the wearable device. If the measured temperature of the heatsink is close to a threshold, an alert is transmitted to the user and/or the charging current adjusted to a lower value. Further, the fan can be automatically activated based on the sensed temperature.

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