Fitbit is a world-famous company known for the manufacturing of fitness smartwatches. It has around 28 million active users and the company has sold more than 100 million devices. Recently, we have seen some compatibility issues between Huawei P40 Pro and Fitbit devices. The management of Fitbit devices is via its application on either iOS device or Android. Since the sanctions on Huawei, Google being an American company is not allowed to release its apps and services on Huawei devices. In this guide, we will talk about a workaround that allows us to install Fitbit app on Huawei P40 pro. So you can easily manage your Fitbit smartwatches using your Huawei phone.
Huawei P40 Pro and standard P40 have all, that it takes to be the best smartphone of 2020 loaded with cutting edge technology and features. It stands in competition with Galaxy S20 and iPhone 11 Pro Max, in all aspects, camera result, built quality and speed. If not for the absence of Google apps and services in Android OS. It would stand out. The sanctions and unavailability of Google services have proven to be a big blow on Huawei market share. The full functionality of an Android phone without Google Apps is unimaginable.
Guide to Install Fitbit App on Huawei P40 Pro running on EMUI 10.1:
During my research to figure out a way to run the Fitbit App on Huawei P40. I found three methods, that can be helpful. Each person and their phone might be in different circumstances so any of the methods can work for them. During my research, I also figured out that the Fitbit app is dependent on Google Location Services for proper functioning. That’s why, even if you install it, it won’t run. Unless you have google play services or GMS packages on your phone.
Install Fitbit APK on Huawei P40 Pro.
The latest version of Fitbit doesn’t seem to work on Huawei P40. The only versions that the Fitbit community has approved and commended that it works is FitBit 3.24 and FitBitMobile 2.81. I would first recommend you to download and install the Fitbit 3.24 version. If that doesn’t works go for 2.81.
Once you have downloaded the APK file on your Huawei Phone. You need to change the settings to allow installing of apps from external sources. In Huawei P40 Pro, you have to select the app that you want to allow to download and install external apps. In most instances, it’s the Huawei browsers or file manager or Chrome browser.
- Go to the Settings of your phone, tap on “Security”. In the security menu enable “Download from Unknown Sources” and DISABLE “Check App for External Sources”.
- If you cant find these options, just search for “Install” in the search bar and open the settings of installation from external sources. Allow Google Chrome or whichever browser you have used to download the Fitbit APK on your phone to “Install Apps from External Sources”
- The next step is to locate Fitbit APK in your downloads and install it on your Huawei P40 Pro.
Once the Fitbit APK is installed on your Huawei P40. You can use it to pair it with a Fitbit device and use it for your fitness tracking.
If the above installation process didn’t work for you and once you open the app on your Huawei Phone it closes down with a white screen then you need to install the GMS packages on your phone using the guide below.
Install GMS in order to run Fitbit App on Huawei P40:
If the Fitbit app is dependent upon google play services like Google Maps API or Location services in order to function then it might not function properly without GMS packages.
You can install GMS packages manually using this detailed guide. This guide can also be used to install any Google Apps or any other app that is dependent upon Google Services to function properly.
Install Fitbit from Amazon App Store.
If you don’t have google play store and you are unable to install the app from APK using the guide above. You can also install Fitbit app on Huawei P40 from Amazon App Store for Android.
I hope this guide helped you to install Fitbit on Huawei P40 Pro. If you have any questions or confusions, you can drop a comment below. For urgent queries, you can reach out to me on Facebook or other social media networks.