Activity app - I'm already at 5 stands this morning

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  1. maflynn Moderator

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    Its fairly early (8:20-ish) and yet as I look at my apple watch, i've already have 5 standing hours on my watch :eek:
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  3. TiggrToo macrumors demi-goddess

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    What can we say, you're a real standup kinda guy, Mike.:D
     
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    ....and 2600 steps.:eek: Also same hour an I'm at 7 hours standing:D

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    Here's why the activity app is so frustrating, I have has of this morning 0 stands, even though I've been up since 6:00am, its now almost 8:00am and the watch is bugging me to stand, even though I've been standing up moving around a lot, such as putting the dirty dishes in the dishwasher.

    The inconsistency of this, is quite frustrating. I can spend all day moving around walking and it records zero exercise minutes (even with it set to exercise), but I walk to the subway station and my office and I have 15 minutes of exercise o_O

    Today, I'm working from home, and I've been busy not just sitting at my desk and I have nada, zip, zilch nothing.
     
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    I am sorry to say that things like this have and continue to happen to me all the time. I have got reminders to stand while doing a 3 mile hike in the woods.

    Right now a a bit miffed as I am still unable to add items to my grocery list from my watch! Has worked for years and now it does not!
     
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    Yeah, I've gotten those reminders as well
     
  8. Jason Hensley macrumors 6502

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    I couldn't agree more. There are times it buzzes me to stand, and I walk/run around for 10 minutes and it still doesn't give me my stand hour. It makes me so mad!
     
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    I just swing my arm back and forth while laying in the Lazy-Boy recliner! Works great for those few extra steps needed.
     
  10. ApfelKuchen macrumors 68030

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    (In reference to the screen shots in the first post, back in April) Were you wearing your Watch at 4:00 AM (perhaps while asleep)? I've noticed I'll sometimes get a Stand hour if I nod off while horizontal on the sofa. Of course, that doesn't explain all the Exercise at 5:00 AM (love life or a heart rate-elevating nightmare, perhaps).

    I think this is similar to iPhone/iPad sometimes "thinking" it's in landscape while in portrait orientation, or vice versa.

    Stand is my only "problem" ring. Exercise and Activity seem to reflect reality on a consistent basis. A bit earlier today I spent 15 minutes on my feet in an attempt to register a Stand, and it's hardly the first time. I've been "robbed" of several otherwise-perfect months by this misbehavior. As to the behavior of the Stand notification? I wish it was more insistent or consistent - I notice far fewer notifications than I receive, or perhaps I don't receive them at all.

    For what it's worth, I wear a first-generation.

    Altogether, though, I'm whining because I didn't get the desired credit for my actions. Plain fact is, the Watch has been incredibly effective at encouraging me to be active. In the end, my improved physical condition is the true reward.

    Now, it's time for my daily power walk!
     
  11. Painter2002 macrumors 6502a

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    Same here on the inconsistencies, I work from home, and sometimes will sit for 3 hours straight (I know that isn't the healthiest) and it will say I've stood up more than once even though I didn't. I'd be curious to see what the algorithm is that determines if you are standing up, if its based on movement, heart rate, elevation, or some combination of those. Perhaps stretching while you are sitting raises the watch so it thinks it's higher up, and heart going up with the stretch is like that when you stand up.

    I also find it funny my watch will remind me to breath only once a month, even though I have it set to three times a day. Go figure.
     
  12. CaptMarvel macrumors 65816

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    How secure are your bands that you wear? Maybe just a little tighter perhaps?
     
  13. Cycling Asia macrumors regular

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    This is exactly it. The "stand" ring has nothing to do with standing. What actually registers as a "stand" is in fact 30 seconds of continual watch movement. There has been many times I too have been active for an hour but have the stand notification go off at 10 to the hour. The solution is to just move my arm for the 30 seconds and then complain that the weather widget shows "--" until I swipe left or right to change faces. It worked fine in WatchOS 3 and I'm sure it will never be fixed in 4 (plus being on S0, I'll never get the fix). Annoying.
     
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    I do not think that Apple will fix this in the 4 as it is the way the watch works.
     
  15. JackieInCo Suspended

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    I average between 20-24 stand hours each day. It's apparently so easy to register arm movement while sleeping as standing. The last few days, I've only been wearing my watch until I have to go to work and I've been lazy also, so my stats are really low those days.

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  16. millerj123 macrumors 65816

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    I’ve stared at my watch in the morning while doing this. It takes between 20-45 seconds to register stand for that hour. I do arm curls at my elbow, not my whole arm.
     
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    It depends on how many steps you missed that hour.
     
  18. NT1440 macrumors G4

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    Hell of a way to find out your a sleepwalker...
     
  19. millerj123 macrumors 65816

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    I’ve done it that way lying in bed. I’ve also done this on road trips, so sitting for the entire hour.
     

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