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Why Your Electric Lifting Desk Needs an Add-on Mobile Application
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Why Your Electric Lifting Desk Needs an Add-on Mobile Application

|Oct 15, 2020

There are many reasons why sitting is now hailed as the new smoking. While it's a little uncomfortable at first, many people are now getting into the habit of doing their work with an electric lifting desk.  

These motorized varieties offer the normal health benefits associated with standing while working. However, they also feature an adjustment mechanism. While standing is good, it can also present problems if done indefinitely. Therefore, being able to adjust your motorized lifting desk is always a plus.

A mobile application can bring a whole new dimension of possibilities to how a standing desk can help you remain in good health.  

Pros & Cons of Using an Electric Lifting Desk

  • icon checkYou get to escape a sedentary lifestyle, and its negative impact on areas, such as the back, neck, and shoulders.
  • icon checkStanding at an electric lifting promotes better blood flow throughout the body.
  • icon checkThere is increased productivity because of heightened energy and a lack of discomfort.
  • icon checkYou get to experience increased muscular engagement and a greater calorie burn.
  • icon checkAssuming you are using the desk correctly, it fosters your maintenance of proper posture.
  • icon timesIf you do not sit at regular intervals, you risk putting unwanted pressure on your joints.
  • icon timesBreaking yourself into the habit of using a standing desk starts as an uncomfortable experience.
  • icon timesYou must pay enough attention to using the desk properly, or you risk causing progressive damage to yourself from improper posture.

1. How an Electric Lifting Desk Works 

A standing desk can have a manual or a motorized mechanism for adjustment. An electric lifting desk uses the latter, which automates the desk's height changes on command. The workflow is very simple.  

Once you want to adjust your desk's height, you press whatever button or switch is included. The desk then adjusts itself accordingly. For some desks, you must hold the switch until it gets to a suitable point. 

Electric Standing Desk

The Autonomous SmartDesk 2 Premium, which is one of the best options on the market, is an excellent example of an electric lifting desk.  

2. Reasons Why an Add-on Mobile App Is Good for a Motorized Lifting Desk 

If you purchase an electric lifting desk, the chances are that you make changes to the desk's height with direct inputs on the unit. What if you could manage everything from a mobile app? If you want to know why that's a good idea, check out the reasons below. 

2.1. Convenience 

Mobile applications have made and continue to make numerous tasks very convenient. There was a time when necessities, such as bill payments, had to be done in person. Now, people can whip out their cell phones and pay their bills without visiting a building or joining a line.  


While using the buttons or switches on an electric lifting desk may not be the most inconvenient thing, imagine being able to make such changes from your phone. You wouldn't have to reach for the switch, and you could get more precise adjustments. Additionally, you could program timed adjustments into the unit. 

People with adjustable standing desks sometimes forget to alternate between seated and standing positions. The mobile app keeps track of the appropriate time to switch, and it can make the change for you.  

2.2. Personalization 

Any adjustments that you may wish to make to your electric lifting desk depend on your unique requirements. There are recommended intervals to switch between sitting and standing positions, for example. However, based on your use case, these intervals may not be the most efficient for you.


You could customize your standing desk experience based on the way you work. Additionally, you can keep track of your sit-stand sessions, which allows you to make improvements based on actionable insights.  

2.3. Productivity Improvement 

With a mobile app, you can turn your electric lifting desk into a hub for productivity. You get precise control of the desk's properties, and you can schedule your passive and active sessions. The desk's operation fits in with your work routine, and it allows you to take better care of yourself as you work. 

The good thing about this is that you get to elevate your energy, which leads to a sharper focus. The mobile app can even indicate when it's time for you to take a break, which removes the looming possibility of diminishing marginal returns that comes from trying to work too hard for too long. 

Of course, all of this can feed into whatever attempts you may make to achieve better time management.  

2.4. Energy Benefits 

Increasing your energy is important to maintaining the best possible standard of work. Walking around and getting in some light exercise can go a long way in helping you feel better. 

Imagine if the mobile app connected to your motorized lifting desk provided you with exercises you could do to help in this regard. Of course, there would be video demonstrations for any movement that you may find a bit challenging.  

Energy Benefits

It would be the perfect thing to help you use small breaks for a good cause. The exercise routine can go a long way in promoting an efficient workflow.  

3. The Autonomous SmartDesk 4 

Autonomous has designed several standing desks to help people modernize their office spaces and make them healthier. Customers who own units, such as the SmartDesk 2 Premium, know how the design has turned their lives around.

However, there is now a new entry to the Autonomous catalog that takes things to the next level. This is where you meet the Autonomous SmartDesk 4. What if all the potential benefits of a mobile app-controlled standing desk listed above were not hypothetical? What if an electric lifting desk implemented such a system that could manage sit-stand sessions and promote a healthier workspace? What if you could control it from your phone? 

The Autonomous SmartDesk 4

The Autonomous SmartDesk 4 is a motorized lifting desk that connects to a mobile app over Bluetooth. You can then use the app to explore and enjoy all the amazing features discussed above.

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