How the hell does the "stand" ring work? I'm up for 10 hours and it's still open

audirs5

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Curious to know how this works. I never get the "stand" reminder because I'm never sitting for an entire hour.


And what if I wake up at 4pm.. How do you close a 12 hour ring when you don't have 12 hours to go?

Seems a bit flawed.
 

throAU

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sounds like somehow it is not detecting your standing.

i can’t say i have any issue closing mine.

i think from memory it also suggests you walk a little bit. try that.
 

ideal.dreams

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The stand reminder is only received if you’ve been sitting for the first 50 minutes of any hour. It will go off at the 50 minute mark of each hour if you’ve not stood for at least one minute during that hour.

And correct, if you wake up past noon, you can’t close your stand ring. The system isn’t flawed at all. You should be awake for 16 hours each day - plenty of time to close your 12 hour stand ring.
 

edhchoe

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I wake up in the middle of the night to pee and it counts as 1 hour because I am up for a minute - walking slowly to the toilet, pullllling the paaaaants doooowwwwwwn, peeeeeeeeeeeiiiiiiiiiiiing, pulllllling paaaaaaants uuuuup, and walking slowly back to bed.

you have to be up for a minute minimum every hour. How can you be down for 12 hours a day?
 

audirs5

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Let me get this straight....

Today, I woke up at 7 am.. took work calls on my couch then went back to bed for a few hours. then at 1pm got up, went to the mall, walked over 2 miles, then went to the gym, ran for 3 miles and because I missed my **** by 1 hour I didnt close all my rings? Seriously?

That's effin dumb.. ESPECIALLY for someone who doesn't wear his watch 24/7.

****ing massive disappointment. Sorry. you forget to put your watch on for a few hours and you cant close your rings? I get apple keeping people from closing the other rings but this one is a massive let down.
 
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ideal.dreams

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Of all the threads I’ve seen of people complaining here, I have to say, this one is the most ridiculous.

You have 24 hours in a day. The watch wants you to stand up, with it on, for 12 of those hours. If you say you don’t wear your watch all day, how can you sit there and complain that you’re not getting stand hours when you’re not even wearing the watch? Do you also complain that it doesn’t track your active calories when you don’t wear it too??
 

bradbomb

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Let me get this straight....

Today, I woke up at 7 am.. took work calls on my couch then went back to bed for a few hours. then at 1pm got up, went to the mall, walked over 2 miles, then went to the gym, ran for 3 miles and because I missed my **** by 1 hour I didnt close all my rings? Seriously?

That's effin dumb.. ESPECIALLY for someone who doesn't wear his watch 24/7.

****ing massive disappointment. Sorry. you forget to put your watch on for a few hours and you cant close your rings? I get apple keeping people from closing the other rings but this one is a massive let down.
The ring is for standing, its clearly described on their website. Most of the other accomplishments have nothing to do with that except for one other goal, the perfect week all three goals. Everything else I've seen has focused on move and exercise because those goals can be met plus plenty extra. Like the max you can do for stand is 2x, thats it, day is over. Move goal you can double, triple, quadruple, etc. Exercise goal used to only have one other accomplishment as well and now at least, my personal Oct 2017 goal is to average 66 minutes of exercise a day for the month.

If you can't make the 12 hr stand goal, then so be it, but I don't think its stupid. I don't wear my watch 24/7 either, but I have met this goal I believe 95% of the days since 2015. The only time I dont think I did was because of time zone change flying overseas.
 

Nell

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The requirement for the stand ring is getting up and moving around at least once an hour for twelve hours of the day. It’s fixed at that level because it’s not healthy to be sitting down for hours on end. For most people, it’s the easiest ring to close but it’s really valuable to have those reminders to move. Complaining that you can’t close the ring if you spend the day in bed is kind of ridiculous. Get up now and again!
 

fischersd

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Let me get this straight....

Today, I woke up at 7 am.. took work calls on my couch then went back to bed for a few hours. then at 1pm got up, went to the mall, walked over 2 miles, then went to the gym, ran for 3 miles and because I missed my **** by 1 hour I didnt close all my rings? Seriously?

That's effin dumb.. ESPECIALLY for someone who doesn't wear his watch 24/7.

****ing massive disappointment. Sorry. you forget to put your watch on for a few hours and you cant close your rings? I get apple keeping people from closing the other rings but this one is a massive let down.
Well, Mr. President. Maybe you could get one of the secret service agents to wear it, while you're "working" from the couch? :)
 

Newtons Apple

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Well, that's rather silly.... I've always thought this ring was a bit unfair.
Why do you think it is silly. The reminder is for someone sitting that needs to get up and walk. Why would you want this reminder if you are standing all day? That is silly.
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Let me get this straight....

Today, I woke up at 7 am.. took work calls on my couch then went back to bed for a few hours. then at 1pm got up, went to the mall, walked over 2 miles, then went to the gym, ran for 3 miles and because I missed my **** by 1 hour I didnt close all my rings? Seriously?

That's effin dumb.. ESPECIALLY for someone who doesn't wear his watch 24/7.

****ing massive disappointment. Sorry. you forget to put your watch on for a few hours and you cant close your rings? I get apple keeping people from closing the other rings but this one is a massive let down.
LOL! Try to remain calm. This is user induced error.
 

Cryates

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Let me get this straight....

Today, I woke up at 7 am.. took work calls on my couch then went back to bed for a few hours. then at 1pm got up, went to the mall, walked over 2 miles, then went to the gym, ran for 3 miles and because I missed my **** by 1 hour I didnt close all my rings? Seriously?

That's effin dumb.. ESPECIALLY for someone who doesn't wear his watch 24/7.

****ing massive disappointment. Sorry. you forget to put your watch on for a few hours and you cant close your rings? I get apple keeping people from closing the other rings but this one is a massive let down.
Lol what. You expect your watch to make up for your lack of wearing it? You can’t admit in one breath you forget to wear it, then in another breath gripe about it not doing what it would otherwise do if you were wearing it.

The entire point of the stand ring is to keep you moving (at least a little) throughout the entire day ... not to be active for a few hours and sit on your butt the rest of the day.
 

ideal.dreams

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Lol what. You expect your watch to make up for your lack of wearing it? You can’t admit in one breath you forget to wear it, then in another breath gripe about it not doing what it would otherwise do if you were wearing it.

The entire point of the stand ring is to keep you moving (at least a little) throughout the entire day ... not to be active for a few hours and sit on your butt the rest of the day.
But he ran 3 miles at the gym, surely that has to count for more than one stand hour, right? Can't believe Apple would design something so fundamentally flawed and stupid. If I run 8 miles in a day, I should get 17 stand hours! Even if I'm not wearing my watch! **** this company!

/s
 

Mansu944

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Curious to know how this works. I never get the "stand" reminder because I'm never sitting for an entire hour.


And what if I wake up at 4pm.. How do you close a 12 hour ring when you don't have 12 hours to go?

Seems a bit flawed.
You’re going to sleep 16 hours a day and bitch about your stand ring? You do know that days start at 12:00am right?
 
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Ledgem

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And what if I wake up at 4pm.. How do you close a 12 hour ring when you don't have 12 hours to go?
When I work night shift, the activity bars basically show a lot of activity at the very start of the day, a gap in the middle, and more activity at the end of the day. You can close rings that way (although it looks a bit odd compared to the standard activity cycle when working day shift; basically inverted).

If your schedule is chaotic then you might be out of luck, though. In that case, consider this possible motivation to try and normalize your schedule.
 

audirs5

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Fact nobody see's an issue with not being able to adjust the ring is appaling. I was sick today and was in bed most of the morning and afternoon. Only after I slept most of the day, was I able to get up and walk 30 minutes and close the calorie ring (WHICH YOU CAN ADJUST).. But I'm ****ed in the stand ring because, oh look at that, i cant adjust it.
 

Bryan Bowler

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I wake up in the middle of the night to pee and it counts as 1 hour because I am up for a minute - walking slowly to the toilet, pullllling the paaaaants doooowwwwwwn, peeeeeeeeeeeiiiiiiiiiiiing, pulllllling paaaaaaants uuuuup, and walking slowly back to bed.
Don’t forget the shaking part. I always give it several extra shakes...
 
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