Time to Stand Up (while driving?)

Discussion in 'Apple Watch' started by db67fm, Dec 20, 2016.

  1. db67fm macrumors regular

    db67fm

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    I have a 90 minute commute each way to work and I am constantly getting prompted to stand up while driving.

    I know that it's impractical for the Watch or iPhone to keep the gps running all the time to monitor my speed.

    But, I do have a few ideas Apple could use to fix this issue:

    -Bluetooth; if my iPhone is connected to my cars Bluetooth radio then don't prompt me to stand. I know not all Bluetooth connections are vehicles, so, maybe have an option for each Bluetooth connection asking "is this is a vehicle?"
    If I'm connnected to BT headphones or a BT speaker then go ahead and remind me to get up. But if my iPhone's Bluetooth is connected to "GM" or "Ford Sync" or Apple car play don't prompt me to stand.

    - Navigation Apps; if I am actively using Waze, or Google Maps or Apple Maps for navigation don't prompt me to stand.


    This seems like common sense. You're thoughts?
     
  2. Night Spring macrumors G5

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    It's so easy to ignore the reminder, I'm not sure it's worth the trouble to set up ways to detect when you can't stand. There are many more situations where it would be inconvenient to stand when you get a reminder, like you are at church, in a theater, in a meeting, etc. It's meant to be just a suggestion to stand, if you can't do it then, you just ignore it and do it the following hour.
     
  3. BarracksSi Suspended

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    Angle your wrist downwards for a bit and you'll get credit.

    No, really, it works. I got my 12-hour Stand credit on a day with a 7-hour car trip this way.
     
  4. abdulkar.im macrumors 68000

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    This is true, if I'm sat at my desk I just hang my arm down on the side and it works! lol
     
  5. Julien macrumors G4

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    While cheating to 'get credit' may be some type of perverse ego award, only actually standing gives your body a 'health credit'.
     
  6. abdulkar.im macrumors 68000

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    Well, if you're dragged into a meeting for 2 hours why ruin your goal....?
     
  7. BarracksSi Suspended

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    I know that, which is why I'm more than happy to telework three days a week (and got in a five-mile run this morning, too). ;)
    --- Post Merged, Dec 21, 2016 ---
    The funnier thing is, when I'm using a standing desk (at one place, it was a wooden crate turned on its end, and I put my MBPro on top), if I'm spending too much time with my forearm horizontal—like while typing on a keyboard—the watch doesn't realize that I'm "standing". I just stop using the computer, put my hand down, and the watch gives me credit.
     
  8. abdulkar.im macrumors 68000

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    Hahahaha
     
  9. 3lionsbecks Suspended

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    TBH, standing for 1 min of an entire hour isn't doing much to improve your health
     
  10. BoxerGT2.5 macrumors 68000

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    Pull over and get out of the car, don't cheat. It also helps with DVT prevention if you sit too long. lol
     
  11. cmbauer macrumors regular

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    I always just shake my wrist vigirously. I do get strange looks from other drivers. I dont get it, not like I am playing with a shake weight! ha
     
  12. Julien macrumors G4

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    Actually it is not so much as about the standing as it is getting up. Seated is an unnatural position and is detrimental to your health. Also you start to 'slouch' more over time and standing resets this harmful posture.
     
  13. BlueMoon63 macrumors 68020

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    I always felt like the stand should be changed to Move and Move changed to calories or energy. Move instead of stand will stop the complaints about standing and it tells people to move your lazy butt. :)
     
  14. ipedro macrumors 68040

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    Actually, there is extensive research that shows otherwise. That's why it's given such an important place on AppleWatch's health metrics.

    Sitting down for long periods of time increases your risk of heart disease, diabetes, obesity, mental health disorders, back pain and even cancer. Interrupting that cycle 12 times a day, even if it's for just one minute each time, does in fact improve your health by demonstrably decreasing those risk factors.
     
  15. BarracksSi Suspended

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    When I first got my AW, I decided to just play along with the Stand reminders, especially when I was at home trying to learn computer coding. I'll be darned if I didn't just plain feel better throughout the day than when I was sitting all the time.
     
  16. bevsb2 macrumors 65816

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    I frequently stand or walk during the day and I wish the watch had a way to know that rather than tell me it is time to stand when I just sat down 5 minutes ago. And yes I do get up again to get the credit. :rolleyes:
     
  17. gsucyclist macrumors regular

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    I think its more if we stand we are more likely to go do other things. I know when it reminds me stand I will go and walk around and stretch my legs.
     
  18. Long Run Nick macrumors regular

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    Cigarette smokers may have an advantage here. They are forced to stand and walk outside to smoke:)
     
  19. bevsb2 macrumors 65816

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    Unfortunately when I stand I often go get something to eat.
     
  20. Newtons Apple macrumors Core

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    Yep! I laugh to myself when my watch reminds me to get up. Go and get another drink and a sandwich. I love my Apple watch when it is so useful.
     
  21. gsucyclist macrumors regular

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    Haha good point. Usually if its at night it becomes a reminder to go get another beer.
     
  22. lclev macrumors regular

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    I have had my watch remind me to stand when I was walking down the hall carrying stuff. But I still like it to remind me. I tend to lose track of time when I am edit video.
     
  23. db67fm thread starter macrumors regular

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    I think you all missed the point of my post.

    I was suggesting and asking for opinions of ways that Apple can change the way it prompts people to stand.

    Also, when wearing the AW while asleep it woke me 3 times last night prompting me to stand. I use the "bedtime" feature to dictate when to go to sleep and wake up but apparently the "stand up" feature on the AW does not pay attention to the bedtime feature on my iphone.
     
  24. lclev macrumors regular

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    I totally get what you are saying and would love a solution also. I got several taps telling me to "stand up" while I slept last night. I hate to turn off the feature as I use it during the day but if I decide to continue to sleep with my AW I will have to. Right now I like to track my sleep but I also want to be notified if a text or call comes in - I am a Mom! I am afraid if I "learn" to ignore the "stand up" feature I will ignore other taps/vibrations.

    During the holidays I went shopping - a lot. I would get notified to stand up when I had been on my feet walking for several hours. I had never given it much thought before reading this thread but now I am more aware and wondering why it can not detect I am moving.

    Lisa
     
  25. Eddie3345 macrumors regular

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    I'm not sure maybe the initial set up is off...?
    Mine works perfect. If i sit i know right at the 50 minute mark it says hey fat ass get up. Then i go pee pee or Grab the cat or move the load of laundry like i should have done 10 mins ago when the buzzer went off you know. BUT i will say i was driving the other day for a long time and it said hey stand up. I just ignored it and moved on with my life.
     

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