No Stand Reminders with Watch OS4

When I first updated to Watch OS4 on my original series 0 watch I didn’t get any reminders to stand. I checked the stand reminders setting was in fact set correctly and scoured the internet for other possible issues. This problem persisted even after updating to my new series 3 watch.

I don’t recall where I came across this tip, but the answer seems to be go into the health app on your phone and access your profile by clicking the icon in the upper right of the screen. From there set the wheelchair option to No.

It appears that unless you specifically set the wheelchair option to no, the watch won’t know to remind you to stand. I’m certain this is a bug as its a poor default option but I know that after changing this setting I am now getting my reminders.

I passed this tip along via twitter to Craig Hockenberry (@chockenberry) when he had the same problem and he confirmed it solved the problem on his watch. I’ve since heard from a number of others that it does solve the problem. This is still a small sample size but it appears to be working for people.

I’m writing this quick post since I couldn’t find anything definitive on the issue when I first looked. Hope this is helpful to others