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Stand ring wonky?

oeagleo

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Has anyone else noticed that on their AW Series 4, using WatchOS 5.1.3, that their stand rings are wonky? I stand, and make breakfast for about 5-10 minutes, and the stand indicator for the hour is still not lit. However, I sit at the computer and browse the net, and the stand indicator (for a different hour) is lit, and I've done nothing but sit in the chair. WTF?
 

dgreening

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Has anyone else noticed that on their AW Series 4, using WatchOS 5.1.3, that their stand rings are wonky? I stand, and make breakfast for about 5-10 minutes, and the stand indicator for the hour is still not lit. However, I sit at the computer and browse the net, and the stand indicator (for a different hour) is lit, and I've done nothing but sit in the chair. WTF?
I will have to agree, there is something wonky. I have walked to the break room that isn't just a quick walk it is a good distance and when I get back to my desk it didn't register my standing. Then I will check while sitting at my desk and it actually registered but I don't recall doing anything. This has been on the beta version and non-beta. I have just gotten used to it but I get what you are talking about.
 
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maflynn

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May 3, 2009
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using WatchOS 5.1.3,
Its not a WatchOS 5 thing, its alway been the way for my S0

I've seen many instance where I was busy getting my kids ready for school (that is not sitting) and yet the apple watch didn't record that time as standing time, even though I was running up stairs, getting their lunches ready, etc etc.
 
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mrex

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Jul 16, 2014
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i had to turn the stand notifcation off. it started to be abit annoying. i was just standing and doing something, e.g. in a kitchen, then came back to the living room and sat down on the sofa. a moment later the watch notified me that i have to stand up. it started to feel like it really doesnt know when im sitting and when im standing...
 
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ManicMarc

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Jul 1, 2012
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Has anyone else noticed that on their AW Series 4, using WatchOS 5.1.3, that their stand rings are wonky? I stand, and make breakfast for about 5-10 minutes, and the stand indicator for the hour is still not lit. However, I sit at the computer and browse the net, and the stand indicator (for a different hour) is lit, and I've done nothing but sit in the chair. WTF?

I find this sometimes. You have to actually walk around and let your arms swing for it to properly work. Making breakfast means your arms are probably out in front of you, so probably thinks you're sat at a desk typing
 
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Cycling Asia

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30 seconds of continual movement is needed for it to trigger (at least from my experience). So calling it a "stand" indicator is misleading - for it has nothing to do with standing, but rather with movement. Perhaps they should call it the "move your arm (or wrist) for 30 seconds ring".

hahaha
 
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Volusia

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Jun 8, 2016
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Mine gives me credit for standing during sleep. I wear my S-4 to bed (sleep app). Generally, each morning I am showing 3-5 hours of standing while I was sleeping. I don't sleep walk and I very rarely get up to go to the bathroom during the night.
 
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steve knight

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I was searching for stand issues. I put my watch on around 6 but by 4:30 to 5:30 I get 12 hours of standing. Now Istand a fair amount but I don't manage 12 hours of standing in a 11 hour day.
 
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casperes1996

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Jan 26, 2014
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I was searching for stand issues. I put my watch on around 6 but by 4:30 to 5:30 I get 12 hours of standing. Now Istand a fair amount but I don't manage 12 hours of standing in a 11 hour day.

For me I get that to be 12.

You stand in the 6th hour, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, 13th, 14th, 15th, 16th and 17th. That's 12. It's not standing 12 hours. That's way more than you need. It's standing for a few minutes every hour.
 
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jbachandouris

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Aug 18, 2009
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Thought it was just me. Honestly, unless you are in an office environment where you normally sit all day, the stand goal is basically just a waste of time.
 
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steve knight

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For me I get that to be 12.

You stand in the 6th hour, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, 13th, 14th, 15th, 16th and 17th. That's 12. It's not standing 12 hours. That's way more than you need. It's standing for a few minutes every hour.
ok that makes sense.
 
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iMarc845

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Jul 3, 2008
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In my experience (going back to Day 1 of the Apple Watch S0) the "Stand" ring has always been unreliable. At this point, when the watch alerts me at 50 minutes past the hour, I stand (just coz' that's a good thing to do) and pass my outstretched arms and hands over each other, back and forth, for about 30 seconds until it registers the hour.

I've called Apple Support who had nothing to add. Sometimes it registers the hour when I've done nothing more than been sitting at my desk typing. And sometimes it doesn't register even though I've walked down the hall and back. There is truly no rhyme nor reason to it; that is one FLAKEY algorithm.

I completely agree that it's misnamed. But good luck getting Apple to change it now.
 
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Newtons Apple

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Occasionally. The watch has no idea what you are doing and is just using the programmed software to guess.

The accelerometer seems to be different, or possible software, as my AW5 credits me with way more movement than my AW4. I just use the numbersas a guide to compare to daily.

This is not a perfect science.
 
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millerj123

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Mar 6, 2008
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It’s just a reminder to move. Keep in mind that it tracks motion, so as you stand and walk make sure your watch hand moves. Previously I’ve made the mistake of holding a coffee mug or a dog leash which prevented the motion necessary to count.
 
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