How to get Custom Watch Faces on Honor Band 5.
In response to competition from the Mi Band 4, Honor finally gave up and launched a custom watch face store for the Honor Band 5. There is a small caveat, however. The watch face store is currently only available in countries like China, UK, etc. So if you don’t have a watch face store, here’s how to get one regardless of your geographic location.
How to get a custom watch face on Honor Band 5
Since the watch face shop is only available in countries like the UK, we need to create a Huawei ID with a country / region like the UK. Now when you use this UK Huawei ID to log into the Huawei Health app, you will have a different app interface with a built-in watch face store for Honor Band 5.
Signing in with a different ID will not disconnect the bracelet from your phone or delete your previous data. But here’s the problem: later, when you log in again with your Indian Huawei ID, the cloud data syncing will stop. This means that all data generated from your UK Huawei ID and Honor Band 5 will be lost.
Please note that this method requires a new Huawei ID to be created and there is a small chance of losing previous Huawei Health data.
1. First, you need to create a new Huawei ID in Huawei Mobile Cloud. This is the same ID that we will need later to log into the Huawei Health app. When registering, you must select your country / region as UK. Make sure you have done this, otherwise it will not be possible to change it after registration.
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2. After successful registration, go to the Huawei Health app on your Android or iOS device. Sign out of your previous account and sign in again with the ID you just created.
3. After logging in, you will have a different application interface. Go to the Me tab by clicking the link in the lower right corner. Your Honor Band 5 will still be connected to the Health app and will appear under My Devices. Click on it to open Settings.
4. On the settings page, you will have a separate section called “Dials”. Clicking on it will take you to the watch face store. You can choose any watch face, download and install it on the strap.
Unlike the Mi Band 4, the download and installation process for watch faces is limited only by the Huawei Health app. I felt that the Huawei Health app is much simpler than the Mi Fit app.
The Honor Band 5 is probably the best budget fitness tracker you can buy right now. The only complaint about the Honor fitness series is the lack of third-party apps. Huawei has never released firmware or APIs for ranges, which limits the development of third-party apps for it. This greatly limits the functionality of the bracelet compared to the Mi Band 4.
With Mi Band 4, you can use it as a remote camera shutter, music player, or upload your own watch faces. You get several third party apps like Notify and Fitness for Mi Band 4, Gadget Bridge, Mi Tools, which can pull data from a band and provide amazing information. In the case of the Honor Band 5, you’re only stuck with the Huawei Health app.
If you have any further questions or concerns regarding the Honor Band 5, let me know in the comments below.
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