Stand ring issues?

Discussion in 'Apple Watch' started by nattK, May 10, 2015.

  1. nattK macrumors newbie

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    Is anyone experiencing issues with the stand ring of their apple watch? I received a notification to stand, so I did my laundry, washed the dishes and took out the trash, and this stupid watch didn't even give me credit for it!
     
  2. bjdraw macrumors 6502a

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    I've also wondered what the threshold is to get credit for standing. I think it may be related to the elevated HR. I've gotten to the point where I use it as a reminder to stretch, and so far that has gotten me credit.
     
  3. swandy macrumors regular

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    There have been many threads - especially in the Apple Support Forums - just like this one.
    Personally, I think you have to be actually sitting for a while and then stand and move around for at least a minute before the Watch will acknowledge you standing. BYMMV
     
  4. JohnApples macrumors 65816

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    I've noticed this too and think I "may" have found the culprit, but I need some confirmation from others.

    When you get the notification to stand, do you glance at it and then go move around? Or do you first "dismiss" the stand notification, then go stand? I've noticed that I sometimes (or maybe all the time) don't get the credit when I dismiss the reminder.
     
  5. betabeta macrumors 6502a

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    Stood for 40 minutes making dinner, sat down and no soon does it say stand up!:mad:

    Funny getting mad at a watch because I missed my stand goal:D
     
  6. rhyme macrumors regular

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    It seems to simply count you as standing if your arm is hanging by your side and as sitting if your arm is out in front of you. Hence, standing while working hard at a desk or kitchen bench won't be counted, and sitting with your arm hanging down will be counted.
     
  7. chrismac2 macrumors regular

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    Also, from what I understand, what the watch is trying to get you to do, is to at a minimum, stand for one minute, every hour for 12 hours.

    If you stand up for 40 minutes in one hour, you get your standing 1 minute standing credit for that hour, with 11 hours still to go.

    The point is to get up and stand a little throughout the day, not all at one time.

    You will only get the reminder to stand if it thinks you've been sitting or idle for the first 50 minutes of an hour. If it thinks you have already stood at some point in the first 50 minutes, then it will not remind you for that hour.
     
  8. lchlch macrumors 6502a

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    Th watch doesn't want you to stand up for a minute.

    What it want you to do is walk around for a minute.
     
  9. mightyjabba macrumors 65816

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    I've actually been pretty impressed with the stand reminders overall. The only issue I've had is that it once asked me to stand while driving, which you would think would be an easy thing to avoid. Otherwise, it works well. I only get reminders 2-3 times a day -- other times I have been moving around enough to qualify. When I do get the reminder, I usually just go to the bathroom, which seems to be enough in terms of distance and duration to qualify.
     
  10. Uppercut05 macrumors regular

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    this. You have to press "Ok" when it prompts you to stand, or it won't register.
     
  11. mightyjabba macrumors 65816

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    You sure about that? I'll have to test it out next time, but I'm pretty sure I've gotten credit both when I've dismissed the reminder and when I haven't.
     
  12. Uppercut05 macrumors regular

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    yeah I'm pretty sure. Test by all means though. It's just I specifically noticed one night when I only got 11 hours during a playstation session and being a bit pissed off because I'd stood up. It prompts you and there's the "ok" button. Pretty sure you need to acknowledge it, and it will then tap you when you've done your stand and walk for a minute.
     
  13. zacheryjensen macrumors 6502a

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    This is false.

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    I've had stand detection fail a couple times over the last couple of weeks. But, by and large, it is working fine. Honestly though does it really matter? If you know you stood, you're good to go. There is literally zero material rewards for meeting these goals outside of the benefit to your health. So long as it is warning you to stand when you haven't stood, that's the important thing, if it gets some false warnings when you have stood, or fails to notice you stood, you didn't lose anything.

    I think it's impressive that it works as well as it does, honestly. The only time I think it's a little silly is when I'm 50 minutes into a 90 minutes cycling workout, in traffic, and I get warned that I should stand up, which I have done on the bike itself several times as I start off from traffic lights. Furthermore, it knows I'm cycling, so why warn about standing? Some little things like this may be refined over time. But, again, it's still impressive how well it works already at 1.0.
     
  14. Vundu macrumors 65816

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    Does it matter? On the grand scheme of things no but it should work. What is the point with it at all otherwise.
     
  15. jk4lebron23 macrumors 65816

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    I stood for like 30 minutes early and 5 minute after sitting down it said I needed to stand....no clue
     
  16. grenhall macrumors regular

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    Didn't you get credited for standing anyway?

    I've noticed that if I'm up and about when the stand-reminder should've reminded me it doesn't but instead credits me with the stand.
     
  17. kmbaker1086 macrumors member

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    My stand ring and notifications have stopped working since last Wednesday. I have the reminder on, I didn't do anything differently with the watch, and even unpaired and paired it. The stand ring won't move. Hoping this is a bug and it can be resolved with an update soon.
     
  18. Uppercut05 macrumors regular

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    no it's not
     
  19. dotnet macrumors 6502a

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    As far as I can tell there are at least two standing related notifications.

    One is the terse "time to stand up" (or words to that effect), the other is a tally of your standing performance so far.

    The latter pops up when the watch sees you falling behind on the goal of 12 hours with at least a minute standing. If it's 2pm and you've had only three hours with standing minutes in them the watch will tell you, regardless of whether you just happened to stand for the past few minutes.

    Are people confusing those two perhaps?
     
  20. chrismac2 macrumors regular

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    From Apple's web site:

    As much as being active is important, it’s also key to minimize the amount of time spent sitting. Even if you’re active part of the day, sitting for long periods has its own health risks. To help you reduce your sitting time, Apple Watch senses when you stand and move just a bit, and gives you credit when you do. And if you’ve been sitting for almost an hour, it reminds you to get up. You close the Stand ring when you’ve stood up and moved a little for at least one minute in 12 different hours during the day. It may sound like a small thing, but sitting less can improve your health in significant ways.
     
  21. mightyjabba macrumors 65816

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    Just tested it and I got credit for standing without dismissing the notification in any way. I think you do need to do more than just stand up, though. You need to move a bit.
     
  22. Steve J0bs macrumors regular

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    At my desk today all i did was dismiss the notification, stand at my desk with my watch vertical (arm to the side) and after one minute i received credit. I didn't move at all.
     
  23. corlando465 macrumors member

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    I work at a counter height computer most of the day. I have a stool to use if desired but usually stand 75% of my day. I find it terribly aggravating to get a stand up notification after I've been standing for long periods of time.
     
  24. seatton macrumors 6502

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    That happens to me often too. I am standing at work and walk around A LOT. I would sit down for 10 mins and it would tell me to stand up.
     
  25. J.gerbes macrumors 6502

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    I stand, walk upstairs and move around a bit and still don't get credit a lot of the time. I feel your pain.
     

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