Can't get the app on Huawei Watch 1

I recently reset my watch and went to setup Sleep as Android again, but, for some reason, I can’t install the companion app on my watch (Huawei Watch 1). It’s not listed as an “App on my Phone” - even though it is installed there and, if I do a search for “Sleep as Android” it isn’t included anywhere in the search results.
Obviously, without the companion Wear OS app I can’t use my watch for sleep tracking. Everything was working fine before the rest. Thanks in advance for any help!

Hello @phunni, many thanks for your feedback. Can you please let me know what is the Android version of the Huawei Watch 1?

At the moment it is not clear which watches got updates and at which SDK levels they got stuck.

Anyway latest libraries which allows us to make the app compatible with the new Wear OS 3.0 have a high min SDK level requirements. So we had to set the minimum to SDK 26 which is Android 8.0 Oroe…

If Huawei Watch 1 is on older Android version you may need to sideload the older wear app from

For instance version 4.8:

Ah yes - it’s running 7.1.1. That explains it

Is 4.8 the latest version that doesn’t require Android 8?

@phunni yes this shoudl work IMHO, please let me kno wotherwise…

4.8 failed with:

adb: failed to install wear-prod-release-4.8.apk: Failure [INSTALL_FAILED_OLDER_SDK: Failed parse during installPackageLI: /data/app/vmdl223851302.tmp/base.apk (at Binary XML file line #7): Requires newer sdk version #26 (current version is #25)]

I’ll try 4.7 and see if that’ll work. Hopefully it’s still functional…

4.7 failed with the same error, but 4.6 worked. I assume it’ll be functional since I’m guessing it’s the version I had installed before the watch reset. Obviously it may have a shelf life, but I don’t suppose that can be helped.


I think I found a way how to build the APK which will work also on Android 7.1.1…

I did prepare a new APK with the latest features at:

I cannot fully test this on an emulator now… would you please side-load it on your watch and let me know if it works well for you. In this case I will release this to production and you can keep using latest versions even on an Wear OS 1.0 device…