Stand not registering

Discussion in 'Apple Watch' started by bizzy045, May 4, 2015.

  1. bizzy045 macrumors 6502


    Oct 5, 2011
    Everything was working fine the past week, but today, the past two hours, I haven't gotten credit for standing, even though I have been a lot. Anyone else experience this?
  2. jclardy macrumors 68040


    Oct 6, 2008
    Have you been mostly stationary while standing? I've found it requires a bit of movement for at least a minute to work. If you are at a standing desk typing it would have no way to tell that you are actually standing. Same with standing around with your arms folded.

    I think the assumption in the software is that your arms will be down at your side at some point while standing, but likely not while sitting so that is what they count.
  3. hippo206 macrumors 6502

    Apr 8, 2007
  4. CellXor10 macrumors regular

    Apr 23, 2015
    Connecticut, USA
    The title "Stand" is misleading. It's not actually enough to just be standing for the watch to count it, you have to move. Not sure if that is your issue, but thought I'd throw that out there.
  5. Tomloes macrumors member

    Apr 21, 2015
    I think it also cheats and uses the accelerometer in your phone if it's connected. I found if I have my phone on the desk and stand up and move around, it takes a lot more movement to clear a stand reminder. If my phone is in my pocket I can just bounce a little and swing my arms and it clears quickly.

    This also might explain why some people are seeing the battery drain faster if they only have the watch and go running, as opposed to both phone and watch together.

    Just a theory
  6. latsyrhc macrumors regular


    Oct 5, 2009
    Chicago, IL
    I was cooking the other day, going back and forth from the stove and the counter and it still told me that I should take a break and stand. What? So I sort of just ran in place for a minute. That's usually what I do anyway when I'm at work/my desk and it tells me to stand. I'll run in place until it tells me that I've "stood" for a minute.
  7. chrismac2 macrumors regular


    Jan 14, 2008
    Seattle, WA
    Also another thing to consider (though this is likely not your issue), is that if you stand for 30 minutes straight, it will only count for 1 minute of your stand goal.....

    because your standing goal is meant to be spread out throughout the day for 12 hours, at least 1 min per hour----at least that's how I've understood it so far
  8. bizzy045 thread starter macrumors 6502


    Oct 5, 2011
    thanks for the replies. I am aware that it is just one minute per hour even if I am standing for the whole hour, and that also I need to move around. After dealing with tech support, I had to turn off stand reminders in the apple watch app on my phone, and turn it back on. Worked fine after that - until today morning, where I had to do the same thing.

    If the problem happens again tomorrow, there is probably something wrong with my watch. It's an easy fix, but not something I want to deal with everyday. I end up checking every hour now, if I get credit, and that's not a good use of my time.
  9. dickfaris macrumors newbie


    Sep 18, 2015
    does not matter if you stand move or lie down. Just have to move your hand with the watch. can be one while driving or sitting in a plane, just more your wrist for at least a minute. Same for exercising
  10. Julien macrumors G4


    Jun 30, 2007
    ....and does this cheating trick your body into better health results? Also did you really need to dig up a nearly 5 month old thread to reply to?
  11. Night Spring macrumors G5

    Night Spring

    Jul 17, 2008
    I admit, I've used the move your hand around trick a few times when I've been stuck on long bus or train rides. You are right it doesn't serve its purpose if you always just wave your hand around to get stand credit, but in a pinch when you need just one more hour to complete your circle -- what can I say, I'm addicted to closing those circles. :p

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