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macrumors 6502a
Original poster
Feb 5, 2016
West Jordan, Utah
Just started noticing on my stand ring, several times a day, I can be sitting at the computer, or in a chair watching TV, and I get a little tap on my wrist. Check it out, and even though sitting for the last hour plus, I see my stand ring has completed the 12 hours of standing for the day. Odd. Also, during the day, I notice credit for standing even though I have been sitting for well over the hour.
Anyone else?


macrumors 6502a
Sep 23, 2014
It's all in how you move your arm. If you are sitting or laying down, and you stretch your arms it will record that as a stand up. At work I have a VeriDesk so I stand the whole 8 hours, it nudges me to 'Stand-Up' even though I've been standing that whole hour :mad:, but I haven't been moving my arms that much as I'm typing or moving the mouse, so I'll take a quick walk around the office until my AW logs my stand-up for that hour. It's annoying.


macrumors member
May 11, 2006
I haven't found this ring to be especially helpful either. It more accurately reflects general activity level rather than standing. I can have days where I work exclusively outdoors performing light duties (yet standing) for 16+ hours. The ring doesn't reliably close. However, seated gym activity will often contribute if sufficiently dynamic.
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macrumors newbie
Jul 1, 2015
i think it depends, if your arm is hanging or stays in a horizontal position. if i sit in my chair, i just have to dangle my arm and the watch counts it as standing


macrumors Core
Nov 14, 2011
I really wish the stand ring could be removed from the activity rings. For two months now I’ve closed every ring every day EXCEPT for the stupid stand ring. I walk at least 5 miles every day and I know I’m standing for more than 1 minute throughout the day yet the Apple Watch algorithms don’t consider it standing. So stupid.
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