Why the hell is the Apple Watch stand ring so difficult to close?

(20 Posts)
mineofuselessinformation Mon 03-May-21 19:13:42

It's really annoying me now.
Any advice?
TIA

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Polkadotties Mon 03-May-21 19:15:24

It’s not 🤷🏼‍♀️

MaximumVolume Mon 03-May-21 19:18:48

I don’t find it is... every hour I’ve not stood up, it gives me a warning at ten to the hour so unless I’m on a video call I make time to stand up and stretch which usually counts for that hour. Even when I miss an hour because I’m on a call you need 12 over the day (unless you’ve changed your settings) so I get mine in easily - getting up at 6 and going to bed at 10.

conywarp Mon 03-May-21 19:28:08

Are you standing up enough?

mineofuselessinformation Mon 03-May-21 20:53:23

I stand up. I move around a little as it says, but clearly it's too little or too much.
I even sets timers.
It's so frustrating!

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catsarebetterthandogs9 Mon 03-May-21 20:55:46

I hate this bastard ring.

Buzzing me when I'm laid in bed at 2pm stuffing my face with crisps. If I wanna stay on my arse for 3 hours I bloody well will you patronising little bastard.

Impatientwino Mon 03-May-21 21:04:41

My stand one is fine - the difficulty I have is with my exercise one grin

'Just a short 15 minute walk would close your ring'

Oh do fuck off Apple! It's 8.30pm and I'm busy eating crisps on the sofa watching Netflix!

bitheby Mon 03-May-21 21:06:39

You have to move for a minute. If I've been up and down but it hasn't registered it, I just wave my hand about when I get the reminder. That sorts it grin

Onynx Mon 03-May-21 21:08:09

@Impatientwino exactly😆😆Buuut I've discovered if I click 'strength workout' it adds on time (lifting a wine glass is strength training right?) 😜

TheatricalGiraffe Mon 03-May-21 21:11:46

I find the stand ring the easiest, i've done 12/10 hours today..

You can lower the hours if you're finding it difficult, I usually find getting up, going to get a glass of water (keeps you hydrated) and going back to sit down usually does it (On days where i'm not working cause then i'm just running around for 9 hours)

BillMasheen Mon 03-May-21 21:20:14

You do know you can edit a stand hour or two back in if you think it’s ignoring you.

www.reddit.com/r/AppleWatch/comments/c1h7yp/guide_how_to_manually_add_stand_hours_to_activity/

Though I think it depends which watch and which updates you are running.

Spectrumofhumanlife Mon 03-May-21 21:22:12

It’s not! You only have to stand for a minute every hour. It’s the only one I’m guaranteed to close every day (as I have non sleeping kids plus an overactive bladder at night I usually get 16 hours 😭).

Polkadotties Mon 03-May-21 21:25:10

TheatricalGiraffe

I find the stand ring the easiest, i've done 12/10 hours today..

You can lower the hours if you're finding it difficult, I usually find getting up, going to get a glass of water (keeps you hydrated) and going back to sit down usually does it (On days where i'm not working cause then i'm just running around for 9 hours)

This is what I do while I’m wfh. If I haven’t moved for an hour and it buzzes at me I get up, walk downstairs, top up my water bottle and walk back upstairs.

BlitheringBlathers Mon 03-May-21 21:25:48

I don't have an Apple Watch and have never heard of stand ring before but this...

Oh do fuck off Apple! It's 8.30pm and I'm busy eating crisps on the sofa watching Netflix!

And

You have to move for a minute. If I've been up and down but it hasn't registered it, I just wave my hand about when I get the reminder. That sorts it

Made me laugh grin

Impatientwino Mon 03-May-21 21:39:31

@Onynx - thanks for the tip will try that! I have done plenty of strength training this weekend winkwine

mineofuselessinformation Mon 03-May-21 21:46:47

Thank you, @BillMasheen. I've now closed my stand ring, which I know I've definitely done, but now apparently I've done 80 minutes exercise, so I clearly did it wrong! 🤣
I don't feel too badly about it as I did do 31 mins today anyway.

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mineofuselessinformation Mon 03-May-21 21:48:00

@Impatientwino, I have been known to mutter 'check your own ring' when I get a helpful message... grin

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hennaoj Mon 03-May-21 21:52:07

It's the exercise ring I have trouble with. Even if I walk for an hour, if I don't walk quickly enough it doesn't register it as an hours exercise. Really annoying as I have a dog who likes to poop/wee/sniff and I walk fast otherwise. Even walking for 2 hours can only just close that ring sometimes.

bitheby Mon 03-May-21 22:07:24

It has to be aerobic exercise so heart rate has to be elevated to count. Not sure what the threshold is.

BillMasheen Tue 04-May-21 22:57:51

I think the heartrate threshold is personalised based on the measurements it takes of your resting heartrate. It has to be 30 mins above a certain percentage of your resting rate. (130%?)

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