The urban environment is forcing most of us to have a typical sedentary desk job, and we all know that sitting down for too long affects our health in various ways. Even so, it is a good idea to disable the Stand Up reminder on Apple Watch, despite the noble intentions of its makers.
The stand reminder is set to notify you every 50 minutes that it’s time to get up and take a short walk or at least stretch your legs. While this is actually a good thing, the reminder can quickly become annoying, especially in those moments when you can’t just get up and leave, like in a meeting, or while you’re watching a movie at the cinema.
Even if you don’t want to permanently disable the Stand Up reminder on Apple Watch, you can also do this temporarily, and turn it back on as needed. Either way, this feature can be toggled off from your Paired iPhone, and here’s how it works.
Quickly disable the Stand Up Reminder on Apple Watch
On your paired iPhone open the Apple Watch app.
Navigate to My Watch -> Activity then toggle off the Stand Reminder option.
The new setting will be instantly transmitted to your paired Apple Watch and you won’t be getting stand up reminders on your wrist anymore. There is also the option to mute reminders for the next 24 hours, although that setting will disable all notifications so it’s not advisable to use it unless you actually need some quiet time.
If you’re using the Apple Watch health tracking capabilities, you should know that even if stand reminders are disabled, the device will continue to monitor your standing activity which will be displayed in the Activity Ring as usual.
As you can see, it is very easy to disable the Stand Up reminder on Apple Watch, but you might want to keep it enabled while you’re working at the desk, or relaxing in front of the TV at home.
Sadly, there is no way to change the default hourly interface of the notifications but keep in mind that Apple chose this setting based on scientific evidence, so it wasn’t a random decision.