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Huawei has been facing issues with different countries. A lot of Hauwei devices has been renamed and launched as Honor devices. For fitness tech, we have Huawei watches and bands, renamed as Honor bands and watches. This has given rise to an issue regarding the common app platform for these devices. Let us take a look at the Honor Health app issue, which has been troubling a lot of users and try to fix it.
HONOR Health vs Huawei Health
Honor Health app has been recenlty added to the Google Play Store. It is a substitute for the Huawei Health app. Huawei health app was not being updated for a long time. Because of Huawei’s issue with Google.
Honor Health app has a more up to date interface. It is strikingly similar to that of the new Huawei health app. But now Honor has it’s own user base and cloud services. So we need to sign up and create a new account.
Honor used to be a sister brand of Huawei but now it is a separated brand on it’s own. Due to which it can even offer Google services on it’s devices. That is why the Honor Health app is regularly updated without issues.
HONOR Health App Issue / Bug
Honor health app is a well made app with good interface. But the problem is with it’s actual practical usage. It is supposed to connect to our Huawei or Honor peripherals and show our data.
But when you try to add your Honor Bands, it does not show on the scan list. No matter how much you wait. I was shocked the first time I faced this Honor Health app issue.
The problem was not only with the Honor Health app issue but also the fact that Huawei Health app was taken down from the Google Play Store.
HONOR Health App Issue Fix
The fix for this issue was not to do with the Honor Health app but to get the Huawei health app. Yes, we have to side-load the apk file from the internet,
Some may fear the idea of side loading apk from the internet and it is fine. That is why I looked for a source that was reliable and that is Huawei. We can get the latest Huawei Health app APK from the Huawei’s App gallery.
Huawei Health APK Download
Open the this link in the Chrome browser and when asked tap download using browser option. Now the apk file will be downloaded on your phone. Open the apk file using a file manager, and allow external app install permission.
Now, simply log in and you can see your Honor smart bands or watches in the device list. So now we can sync our fitness activity easily using the Huawei health app.
Download Watch Faces for HONOR Bands / Watches
The great benefit of Huawei health app is also the the wide collection of watch faces. We can download and install hundreds of watch faces for our Honor smart bands and watches. There is option to even buy watch face and pay via debit/credit card.