Standing minute count

Discussion in 'Apple Watch' started by seatton, Aug 1, 2019.

  1. seatton macrumors 6502a


    Nov 7, 2013
    Seattle, WA

    I installed iOS 13 and WatchOS 6 recently. Does anybody know how the standing minutes are calculated? I have a standing desk and stand all day for the most part. Some days, I have much higher standing minutes. Anybody know if it does not count when I rest my hands on my desk while standing (e.g. when I type on my keyboard)? Do I have to let my arm hang on my side to get more standing minutes? I tend to rest my hands on my desk a lot when standing.

    Since this is a new tracking any thoughts or ideas how to increase the standing minutes will be greatly appreciated!
  2. Breezygirl macrumors 6502a


    Oct 7, 2011
    Seems it also wants movement as it doesn’t actually know your standing. So walking around and moving your arms will make it count the stand minute in my experience.
  3. macrumors 604

    May 26, 2016
    The idea is you stand and walk around for a minute every hour.
  4. millerj123 macrumors 68000

    Mar 6, 2008
    It takes about 40 seconds of watch movement to register. Don’t walk with a cup or leash in your watch hand.

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