So I just had to go through the process of re-pairing my Huawei Watch the other day when I replaced my HTC One M8 with the Samsung Galaxy S6. While this certainly isn’t something you’d likely do often, it will probably happen to most people at least a few times during the life of the watch itself. The process was a bit unintuitive, and resulted in a complete reset of the watch.
For those who are looking for “how” to do it, you need to go into your Android Wear watch’s settings, and do a Factory Reset. This will reset the device completely, unpairing it from your previous phone, deleting settings and preferences, all your apps, etc. Then follow the instructions for pairing your watch like you did the very first time. (This is remarkably easy with the Huawei Watch, so kudos to Android/Huawei for that.)
Now part of this makes some sense, because the watch itself is really just an extension of your phone. But it’s also really annoying, because now, not only do you have to set up your new phone to be the way you want, but you have to re-download the Android Wear companion app, the watch faces you wanted, and start customizing and setting everything back up again for the watch, too. Double the work.
I hope that in time, this is something they can find little improvements for. If a watch can pair with a new phone and somehow “sync” and “update” without having to reset everything, that would be awesome.
If you missed my vlog posts regarding the Huawei Watch, check them out on YouTube: