Amazfish

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Companion application for the Huami Amazfit Bip and Cor

***PLEASE READ BEFORE UPDATING TO 0.9.0***

Version 0.9.0 requires sailfish version 3.0.3.8 or above due to changes in the base sailfish image

Powered by KEXI

As of version 0.5.1, actiivity data is retrieved into an sqlite database.  Becuase I think it is important to allow individuals to be in control of their own data, and that they should have the ability to analyse it themsleves, I have chosen to store data in a KEXI compatible database.  This will allow you to copy the database from the phone, and open it up inside KEXI on Linux/Windows/Mac and perform queries and reports on it.  This added ability means i link to a couple of KDE libraries, which should be installed automatically.

Firmware Download - READ FIRST - I am not liable if you brick your watch ;)

Read this for info about which files to flash https://github.com/Freeyourgadget/Gadgetbridge/wiki/Amazfit-Bip-Firmware...

App has been tested using an amazfit bip, downloading the latest (0.1.1.45) official firmware.

The firmware is split into multiple files on these devices.  With the official MiFit app, all are downloaded at once, and everything works fine.  With this app, you have to send each file individually.  The firmwares are available by extracting the MiFit apk, and looking in the assets/ folder for files named Mili_chaohu.*.  When you select a file, its type and version will be determined, and you will be prevented from sending invalid files.

The firmware (.fw) requires a matching resource (.res).  Send the firmware first, the app will send a reboot command at the end of the transfer, and the watch will boot up into a mode where it needs the matching resource sent.  Just wait for the app to connect again, then send the resource. 

The following types of file exist:

firmware, resource, a-gps data, fonts

Pairing Issues

Pairing works for myself, sometimes I have to try twice.  If pairing doesnt work at all, then try:

  • keep the app open, and pair again in the BT settings page of sailfish
  • in the sailfish BT settings page, delete all entries and try again
  • turn off/on BT on the phone
  • factory reset the watch

Check if after all this, pairing works from the sailfish BT settings page.  It should pair and connect just fine from there.  f that doesnt work, my app wont either.

Not all features currently implemented

***May not work on all devices***

Uses Bluetooth Low Energy to communicate with the watch, this is known to be problematic on some devices.  it is known to work on the Xiaomi Mido.  Probably also works on the FP2.  Official devices unknown.

Implemented

  • Pairingfrom
  • Notifications
  • Calls
  • Some settings
  • Retrieving activities
  • Heartrate Chart
  • Alarms
  • Watchface download
  • Firmware upload
  • Activity Sync

Todo

  • More Settings
  • Support other devices (maybe eg MiBand2, as it is similar)

The Cor is also claimed to be working, but as i dont have that device, i cant test it.

Tip:
On your device, create a symlink in /home/nemo to /home/nemo/.local/share/harbour-amazfish
This way, you can easilty copy the database off the phone using MTP.

Source: https://github.com/piggz/harbour-amazfish

Credits to:

  • The rockpool devs, as i borrowed the call handling code handling code from them
  • The gadgetbridge devs, which gave me a lot of hints and inspiration from theire device code.
Screenshots: 
Application versions: 
AttachmentSizeDate
File harbour-amazfish-0.1-1.armv7hl.rpm112.29 KB17/04/2018 - 23:12
File harbour-amazfish-0.2-1.armv7hl.rpm119.54 KB28/04/2018 - 00:35
File harbour-amazfish-0.3-1.armv7hl.rpm131.01 KB07/05/2018 - 23:54
File harbour-amazfish-0.4-1.armv7hl.rpm137.54 KB18/05/2018 - 23:22
File harbour-amazfish-0.4.1-1.armv7hl.rpm137.63 KB20/05/2018 - 00:15
File harbour-amazfish-0.4.5-1.armv7hl.rpm148.71 KB22/05/2018 - 22:02
File harbour-amazfish-0.4.6-1.armv7hl.rpm149.08 KB22/05/2018 - 22:55
File harbour-amazfish-0.4.7-1.armv7hl.rpm149.42 KB24/05/2018 - 00:35
File harbour-amazfish-0.5.1-1.armv7hl.rpm158.56 KB30/05/2018 - 00:22
File harbour-amazfish-0.5.5-1.armv7hl.rpm164.27 KB02/06/2018 - 22:11
File harbour-amazfish-0.5.8-1.armv7hl.rpm168.1 KB04/06/2018 - 21:07
File harbour-amazfish-0.5.9-1.armv7hl.rpm170.27 KB05/06/2018 - 22:24
File harbour-amazfish-0.6.0-1.armv7hl.rpm171.68 KB06/06/2018 - 00:17
File harbour-amazfish-0.6.5-1.armv7hl.rpm179.96 KB23/06/2018 - 11:28
File harbour-amazfish-0.6.7-1.armv7hl.rpm185.47 KB26/06/2018 - 21:55
File harbour-amazfish-0.6.8-1.armv7hl.rpm186.04 KB28/06/2018 - 21:19
File harbour-amazfish-0.7.0-1.armv7hl.rpm238.07 KB15/07/2018 - 12:13
File harbour-amazfish-0.7.1-1.armv7hl.rpm237.48 KB19/07/2018 - 16:51
File harbour-amazfish-0.7.3-1.armv7hl.rpm239.17 KB23/07/2018 - 23:19
File harbour-amazfish-0.7.5-1.armv7hl.rpm673.84 KB26/08/2018 - 11:02
File harbour-amazfish-0.8.0-1.armv7hl.rpm673.94 KB25/11/2018 - 16:33
File harbour-amazfish-0.8.1-1.armv7hl.rpm674.27 KB29/11/2018 - 00:32
File harbour-amazfish-0.8.2-1.armv7hl.rpm674.21 KB01/12/2018 - 16:29
File harbour-amazfish-0.8.5-1.armv7hl.rpm679.46 KB12/01/2019 - 18:02
File harbour-amazfish-0.8.7-1.armv7hl.rpm681.18 KB23/01/2019 - 01:38
File harbour-amazfish-0.8.8-1.armv7hl.rpm681.32 KB04/04/2019 - 20:58
File harbour-amazfish-0.8.9-1.armv7hl.rpm682.44 KB05/04/2019 - 01:11
File harbour-amazfish-0.9.0-1.armv7hl.rpm703.9 KB18/05/2019 - 00:30
File harbour-amazfish-0.9.1-1.armv7hl.rpm702.06 KB21/05/2019 - 22:37
File harbour-amazfish-0.9.2-1.armv7hl.rpm703.2 KB12/06/2019 - 23:28
Changelog: 

0.9.2
Stop notification when call answered
Fix sending weather on interval
Add more languages for watch (only works if supported by FW)

0.9.1
Fixed crash for new users
Weather UI fixes
Whitelisted some more firmware
Translation updates
Bugfixes for daemon/ui split

0.9.0
***ONLY FOR SAILFISHOS >= 3.0.3***
Daemon/UI split
Reworked some pages to streamline them

0.8.9
Add buffer for 10 notifications when watch disconnected

0.8.8
Added deep sleep value to page
Save GPX files in data location not cache location
May install on SFOS 3.0.3 when available

0.8.7
New UI layout
Sleep statistics

0.8.5
Added step summary chart showing steps over previous 20 days from the selected day
Added auto-sync of activity data which occurs each hour

0.8.2
Fixed applying settings from the UI

0.8.1
Hopefully fixed crash introduced in 0.8.0

0.8.0
Major code restructure to better allow support for other devices (devs needed!)
Whitelist new Bip frmwares
Hopefully fixed GPS issue with new firmwares

 

0.7.5
Implemented sending weather
Fixed app displaying correct status when watch disconnects
Use correct icon for depecher
Fix layout of HR button

 

0.7.3
Updated translations
Fixed user profile settings page not opening

Comments

Branja's picture

I finally installed Sailfish X on my Xperia XA2, and I can confirm that I can pair neither Amazfit BIP lite nor Xiaomi Mi Band 2. I tried pretty much everything.

 

edit: And as I saw on Twitter, the developer of this app has broken his watch by accident. :(

piggz's picture

Its ok, i glued it back together!  Im sure you will get it to pair, perhaps supply logs via github.

Branja's picture

Amazing! I know it's a noobish question but, how can I do that?

 

edit: I successfully connected Mi Band 2 but I still can't connect BIP Lite. It says authfailed. I read about it online a little bit (on the Gadgetbridge wiki) and it turns out that all the newer devices, including BIP Lite, need an official app in order to pair because they require a server-based pairing. Now, there is an easy way to obtain a pairing key on an Android-based phone via a cracked Mi Fit app. Is there a way that You can implement pairing keys into your app or should I sell my BIP Lite and order an original BIP watch? p.s. Sorry for bothering you and demanding certain things. I am just a noob who feels love for this kind of technology. I will help you out however I can.

piggz's picture

ive just read up on server based pairing, and i should be able to implement it, but you will have to expect to wait a little while.

Branja's picture

Not a problem, kind sir. I will wait as long as it takes. Please, let me know if I need to test something out.

alex000090's picture

Good morning!

I try flash new firmware for watch, but when I open FW.latin file (first), the program write "Invalid" in type string. I use last version of the program.

Branja's picture

Guys, I am planning to buy a Sony Xperia XA2 and an Amazfit BIP Lite. Can somebody confirm that these two will work together?

jpn9s's picture

I can confirm that Amazfit Cor with Amazfisf app works quite well in my XA2 Sfos 3.2.0.12. I suppose Cor might be quite near Bip, but I do not know Bip Lite.

Branja's picture

Thank you for your reply. I am a bit worried because I read that those new devices (BIP Lite, Mi Band 4, Amazfit GTR) require a server-based paring at first. This means that one needs to pair either of these devices with a Mi Fit app and then obtain a pairing key (at least, that's the case on Android). I ordered an Amazfit BIP Lite, and I want to buy an Xperia XA2 and to run Sailfish on it. I would be hugely disappointed in case I cannot do that, and that I need to return to Android.

foffo's picture
Does it work with a Band I 4? 
ronny_b's picture

I no longer get my AmazfitBIP paired. Amazfish runs on the XperiaX with Sailfish 3.1.0.11. The clock is displayed in the Bluetooth settings under paired devices. It is also found by the app and the following text is displayed:

Connecting to watch...
/org/bluez/hci0/dev_F0_1A_...
pairing

That's all there is to it.

 
What have I already tried...

- Switch Bluetooth off and on again
- In the settings of the "Stop and Start Service" app

When I connect the clock in the shell via bluetoothctl, I get the following:

[Amazfit Bip Watch]# info F0:1A:...
Device F0:1A:... (random)
Name: Amazfit Bip Watch
Alias: Amazfit Bip Watch
Paired: yes
Trusted: yes
Blocked: no
Connected: yes
LegacyPairing: no
UUID: Vendor specific

Besides, the clock now shows connected, only the app unfortunately does not.

Here is an excerpt from the journal:
Sep 30 19:07:19 Sailfish i[5258]: [D] unknown:0 - BluezAdapter::stopDiscovery
Sep 30 19:07:19 Sailfish i[5258]: [D] unknown:0 - BluezAdapter::StopDiscovery: ""
Sep 30 19:07:19 Sailfish i[5258]: [D] unknown:0 - BluezAdapter::matchDevice:looking for: "Amazfit"
Sep 30 19:07:19 Sailfish i[5258]: [D] unknown:0 - Found: QVariant(QString, "Jolla-xxx")
Sep 30 19:07:19 Sailfish i[5258]: [D] unknown:0 - Found: QVariant(QString, "Xperia X")
Sep 30 19:07:19 Sailfish i[5258]: [D] unknown:0 - Found: QVariant(QString, "Amazfit Bip Watch")
Sep 30 19:07:19 Sailfish i[5258]: [D] unknown:0 - BluezAdapter::deviceName:looking for: "/org/bluez/hci0/dev_F0_1A_..."
Sep 30 19:07:19 Sailfish harbour-amazfishd[5654]: [D] unknown:0 - DeviceInterface::pair: "Amazfit Bip Watch" "/org/bluez/hci0/dev_F0_1A_..."
Sep 30 19:07:19 Sailfish harbour-amazfishd[5654]: [D] unknown:0 - DeviceFactory::createDevice: requested device of type: "Amazfit Bip Watch"
Sep 30 19:07:19 Sailfish harbour-amazfishd[5654]: [D] unknown:0 - QBLEDevice::setDevicePath
Sep 30 19:07:19 Sailfish harbour-amazfishd[5654]: [D] unknown:0 - true
Sep 30 19:07:19 Sailfish harbour-amazfishd[5654]: [D] unknown:0 - AbstractDevice::pair
Sep 30 19:07:19 Sailfish harbour-amazfishd[5654]: [D] unknown:0 - DeviceInterface::onConnectionStateChanged "pairing"
Sep 30 19:07:19 Sailfish harbour-amazfishd[5654]: [D] unknown:0 - DeviceInterface::onConnectionStateChanged "pairing"
Sep 30 19:07:19 Sailfish harbour-amazfishd[5654]: [D] unknown:0 - QBLEDevice::pair
Sep 30 19:07:19 Sailfish i[5258]: [D] pair:102 - Pair result: 
Sep 30 19:07:19 Sailfish i[5258]: [D] expression for onConnectionStateChanged:202 - pairing
Sep 30 19:07:19 Sailfish i[5258]: [D] expression for onConnectionStateChanged:202 - pairing
Sep 30 19:08:00 Sailfish harbour-amazfishd[5654]: [D] unknown:0 - DeviceInterface::onRefreshTimer

What else can I try? On the PC with Android emulator and "Gadgetbridge" it can be connected without problems.

Thanks Ronny

piggz's picture

Does the device mac address match in all cases?  You could try fully resetting the application with

dconf reset -f /uk/co/piggz/amazfish

 

ronny_b's picture

Thanks for the answer. I reserve that as my last option.

I have tried pairing the phone with another device. After I have removed this connection, the Amazfish app connects automatically. Unfortunately, the activity data does not arrive completely in the database. After about 25 hours no more lines are created in the Kexi-file and nothing is displayed in the diagram. In the home directory 7.4GB are still free.

So I probably can't get around it...

Ronny

piggz's picture

Yeah, i have a known issue with how times are saved for the last sync, ill be working on it soon

EEvnos's picture

This is amazing software and works VERY well.

The one issue I'm having is that when setting the Distance Unit to Imperial (under Device Settings) it does not seem to save the settings.

The settings on the watch don't change and the app is defaulted back to Metric when going back into the settings.

piggz's picture

Thanks for the feedback.  Could you you rasie an Issue on github?

localhorst's picture
Very nice app for my Amazfit Bip. The connection to the app works, but the data transfer only works sometimes. When I first retrieve the data it works, the second time it stops working. And if he has loaded the data the first time, then he does not display it in the diagram. I'm looking forward to more updates.
mugshot's picture

The sleep data seems to be not working... Claims I've slept from 15.9. to 24.9. ~14 hours each night and today is 16.9...

Okerampa's picture

Hello, I have a strange issue where I factory reset the watch, then update with mii (latest version), then amazfish seems not to connect... So I removed the pairing and tried again.
But then, the phone is in a loop (seems infinite) when I try to pair with bluetooth settings... And in amazfish, even if I unpaired it tries to connect to the watch, not seeing there is nothing paired.

Is there a way to force remove the watch in amazfish ? Or is it linked to paired devices and I have a bug with sailfish last version (I'm on 3.1 on xperia X)

Thanks... 

slava's picture
Fatal error: nothing provides libKDb3.so.4 needed by harbour-amazfish-0.9.2-1.armv7hl
slava's picture

I mean, if I spent a bit more time on it, I would probably find rpm providing libKDb3.so.4 or even built one myself but it would be so much friendlier if everything (which is not part of the platform) necessary to build and install the app would be in one package and one git repo... And if I could build and debug this thing myself, it would be so much more likely that I would contribute something. When I tried to build this thing in OBS it gave me nothing provides kdb-devel >= 3.1.0, nothing provides kcoreaddons-devel >= 5.31.0". Bummer!

piggz's picture

Lets talk in #sailfishos!

carmeloferso's picture

Can't install on XA2 running 3.1.0.11, log below:

carmeloferso's picture

app installed on 3.1.0.11 after:

pkcon refresh && pkcon install zypper

zypper refresh

Mariusmssj's picture

For those strugling to connect to the watch after a reboot what seems to work for me is:

  1. Connect via system bluebooth setting to the watch
  2. Open the Amazfish app and select Connect to watch
  3. Select Pair with watch and wait the app to find the watch and start pairing
  4. Open system bluetooth settings again and disconnect from the watch and reconnect
  5. Open amazfish app again and go back to home page and it should finish the pairing process and connect to the watch properly
nobodyinperson's picture

Yes, that seems to be the case:

https://together.jolla.com/question/8589/proper-bluetooth-le-support/?an...

Maybe you could put a little warning in the Amazfish description that it doesn't work for the Jolla 1 for now. With Mi Fit being uninstallable, the Bip rather degrades to a „dumbwatch” with a Jolla 1. Well, at least battery life will be at max :-)

nobodyinperson's picture

Is this supposed to work with a Jolla 1? No matter what I do, my freshly bought and via Mi Fit updated Amazfit Bip (FW 1.1.5.56) just won't show up even in Jolla Bluetooth settings... :-(

piggz's picture

i would giess the J1 doesnt support BLE if it doesnt even show in the BT settings .

timeral's picture

Great work.
Any plan for amazfit verge lite?

aerique's picture

First of all: thanks for your great work!

Pairing is a pain in the ass, but once it works it's awesome.

Secondly, for me "Sync activity data every hour" does not seem to work. (This is on an XA2 device.)

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