Why doesnt Apple remove the stand fuction from the AW?

Discussion in 'Apple Watch' started by richard371, Sep 28, 2018.

  1. richard371 macrumors 68020

    Feb 1, 2008
    Its been absolutely inaccurate on every watch I've had. It says I've been standing all day when I've been sitting at work.
  2. KrisLord macrumors 68000

    Sep 12, 2008
    Northumberland, UK
    Surely you went for a wee every now and again?

    All it tracks is whether you’ve stood up each hour. For most it seems to do that pretty well.
  3. richard371 thread starter macrumors 68020

    Feb 1, 2008
    Oh ok I thought it was telling me I literally stood up for 12 hours straight.
  4. bluespark macrumors 68000

    Jul 11, 2009
    No, the point is to get you to stand when you've been sitting, which is based on advice Apple received from medical professionals. If you do that on an hourly basis, you've met the objective. If you do not, you'll see a gap in the graph.
  5. caligurl macrumors 68030


    Jun 8, 2009
    mine is the opposite..... i sit at a desk all day... but i try to move around but a lot of times it doesn't catch that i've been standing and walking around :(
  6. Nekomichi macrumors regular


    Sep 20, 2016
    Apple Watch tracks standing by movement and not elevation. If you're moving your hand around a lot while sitting, it will register it as a stand. If you're standing but not moving, then it'll miss the stand count. I think the idea is that you're supposed to get up and walk around for a minute for it to properly count.
  7. Newtons Apple macrumors Core

    Newtons Apple

    Mar 12, 2014
    Jacksonville, Florida
    Good grief.
  8. waw74 macrumors 68040

    May 27, 2008
    one minute of standing will get you credit for the hour

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