"Time to Stand!", huh?

Discussion in 'Apple Watch' started by gottafly, Jul 12, 2015.

  1. gottafly macrumors regular

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    i get the "Time to stand!" Notification on a regular basis.

    Trouble is, often times, it's right after I've already been standing/moving.

    Anybody else experiencing this?
     
  2. kdarling macrumors demi-god

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    Yes. If you searched this forum with "time to stand", you'd find that it's pretty common.

    Some have noticed that it depends on your arm position. I.e. it'll count you as standing up if your arm is hanging by your side, but not if your wrist is more level like you're sitting at a desk.

    So don't stand around holding a coffee mug in your watch hand. Instead, let the watch arm hang with the crown facing down :)

    (A few claim that wrist motion is needed, but I think that's more of a way to fool it into thinking you're walking.)
     
  3. ATS macrumors regular

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    I haven't had any issues with the 'Time to Stand' feature of my Apple Watch. I've noticed the more briskly I walk the faster I get credit for walking within the allotted timeframe.
     
  4. Newtons Apple macrumors Pentium

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    No false alarms for me, just have to get up and I found that walking, if only for a few minutes, will get it by for another hour. I get a minimum of 14 hours of stand up a day. It is a good feature.
     
  5. Donstil-nl macrumors 6502

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    Yup. Hate it, it's switched off now.

    I was on holiday, walked like 10 miles or so during the day and when i got back to the car the watch kept saying I had to stand up :S
     
  6. PirateP macrumors 6502

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    Mine works like a charm. i'm a copy editor/proofreader, and I'm so grateful for the reminder because I sit and stare at a screen all day.
     
  7. anez macrumors 6502

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    I leave the notification on because sometimes it can be useful if I've been working for a while and have forgotten to get up, but it does mean I get the request very frequently when I am or have been standing, too.

    I read on here that your arm has to be parallel to your body to register as a Stand credit, so if you've been standing up and working (in the kitchen, for example, or at a Stand Desk) where your arm is perpendicular to your body and/or bent at the elbow, it annoyingly doesn't register it as a Stand minute.

    Irritating, but difficult to get around in terms of programming, because there's no way for it to know when you're standing otherwise. Altitude won't work if you live or work in a multi-level building, so unless they can improve its motion detection, this is probably the only way for it to really go.

    All you can do is just roll your eyes when it happens and drop your arm straight to your side for a while. I've lost count of the amount of times I've had to do this while eating a meal I had just started after being standing up cooking for the previous forty minutes.
     
  8. pacmania1982 macrumors 6502a

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    I've found that you get these notifications at stupid times. Take for example a few weeks ago while I was driving from PA down to MD. The journey was only 2.5 hours AND I was using Apple Maps to give me directions. The watch was showing me directions yet it buzzed after an hour saying it was time to stand. Uh...I'm driving?? You KNOW this because you're directing me...

    Also - on the plane ride home, which is 7 hours. The watch and phone were in flight mode. I don't think this should pop up during this time.
     
  9. thekayman macrumors 6502

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    I was actually surprised to see that the watch only alerts me when I'm sitting -- and sometimes while I'm driving :)
     
  10. WilliamG macrumors 604

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    That makes literally no sense unless your watch is defective. If you walked back to the car, got into the car, and the watch told you to stand up, something is very wrong.
     
  11. Night Spring macrumors G5

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    I've never had to do this "letting your arm hang down straight" to get stand credit. It does work, but so does waving my arm around. For example, I went to see a musical yesterday, and I got stand credit while being seated for more than an hour each act, apparently from all the applauding I was doing.
     
  12. danmart macrumors 6502

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    Well, deep vein thrombosis from sitting still a long time in a car or plane is a real health issue, so I for one welcome the reminders under these circumstances.
     
  13. pacmania1982 macrumors 6502a

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    What I meant was its not always practical to get up and walk
     
  14. Night Spring macrumors G5

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    I get that it's not always practical to stand up and walk, but in the examples you gave, driving and being on an airplane, well, on an airplane it's possible to get up and walk up and down the aisle, and when driving, it's possible to pull up the car to the side of the road or drive into a rest stop and walk around a bit. So how is the watch supposed to know you don't want to do these things?
     
  15. pacmania1982 macrumors 6502a

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    Because in the example I gave you, I was driving, using Apple Maps which was pushing directions to my watch. Therefore it should know.
     
  16. Night Spring macrumors G5

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    Maybe it should know you are driving, but why should it assume that because you are driving, you don't want stand reminders? Some people would still want stand reminders even if they are driving, while others, like you, wouldn't. I think it's reasonable to err on the side of giving reminders.
     
  17. danmart macrumors 6502

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    My car used to remind to stop for a rest every two hours! :)
     
  18. Nell macrumors regular

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    I don't often do long drives but was actually thinking that when I do (in a few weeks probably) I'll really welcome the stand reminder as an indicator that it's time to take a break. Assuming the break straddles the top of the hour, it'll really be a reminder that I've been sitting for nearly two hours straight and that's clearly not great for concentration or health.
     
  19. Nell macrumors regular

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    To answer the actual question though, my watch only ever reminds me to stand when I'm sitting and have been since before the turn of the hour. I don't often get it but when I do it's really welcome.
     
  20. Donstil-nl macrumors 6502

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    It looks like the watch is looking at it from hour to hour. So if you walked for a couple of hours and than sit for One hour strait (like in a car) the watch reminds you to stand after that hour.
     
  21. Yankeegirl macrumors member

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    I get inappropriate *Time to Stand* messages as well. Often I'm already standing~ it's amusing to me. ☺️
     
  22. mattopotamus macrumors G4

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  23. kdarling macrumors demi-god

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    Aha. Amusing, you say?

    Perhaps we're looking at it the wrong way, then.

    Perhaps it's actually mean to be... wait for it... "stand up comedy"!

    Ba dah bing!
     
  24. Mac2me macrumors 6502a

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    If you've been driving for a while it's good to take a break. Not always possible to stop but still not a bad idea (for bathroom break or water and to give your legs some movement and get blood flowing better). I know the Watch came with high expectations but not quite comprehensive AI yet.
     
  25. Yankeegirl macrumors member

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    Ha! Naw.... I use Siri for that! Bazinga!
     

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