watchOS 7 Lets You Customize Stand Hours and Exercise Minutes

The new watchOS 7 update includes a new Apple Watch feature that's designed to let users customize all of their Activity goals, setting not only calorie targets, but also Stand hours and Exercise minutes.

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In watchOS 6, there is no option to customize Stand hours or Exercise minutes, with Apple requiring at least 12 stand hours and at least 30 minutes of exercise to complete an Activity goal. Goals will be much more customizable with ‌watchOS 7‌.

The Exercise goal can be set for as low as 10 minutes or as high as 60 minutes, while the Stand goal can be dropped to six hours. Twelve hours continues to be the maximum.

Activity goals can be changed by opening up the Activity app on the Apple Watch and scrolling down to get to the "Change Goals" option. Under Change Goals, you can set new Move, Exercise, and Stand goals.

Apple released the ‌watchOS 7‌ GM earlier today, and plans to release the new update to the public tomorrow.

Related Roundup: watchOS 7

Top Rated Comments

btrach144 Avatar
10 weeks ago
They need to let us develop off day profiles. For example on my off day, I only want to burn 250 cal, 10 work out minutes, and 8 stand hours.

then let me assign this profile to Tuesday and Thursday since those are my rest days.

while this is a step in the right direction, it still sounds very manual.
Score: 36 Votes (Like | Disagree)
below sea level Avatar
10 weeks ago
Finally! The stand hours is a joke right now. I can stand at my desk for an entire hour and not get credit unless I put my arm down by my side for a minute.
Score: 13 Votes (Like | Disagree)
FightTheFuture Avatar
10 weeks ago
Bah! Those were the two goals you couldn’t cheat on.
Score: 12 Votes (Like | Disagree)
WBRacing Avatar
10 weeks ago


They need to let us develop off day profiles. For example on my off day, I only want to burn 250 cal, 10 work out minutes, and 8 stand hours.

then let me assign this profile to Tuesday and Thursday since those are my rest days.

while this is a step in the right direction, it still sounds very manual.

Or sick days. I am on a huge streak at the moment and when I was ill (and should have really been in bed) I couldn't bring myself to allow the streak to be broken. It's a bit tragic, I get that, but....
Score: 12 Votes (Like | Disagree)
B4U Avatar
10 weeks ago
And have Apple yet figured out how to deal with time zone changes where we fly half way across the globe?
Score: 11 Votes (Like | Disagree)
miniroll32 Avatar
10 weeks ago
So I can only stand for a maximum 24 hours in one day?. That’s BS. I expected at least 76.
Score: 8 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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