Accelerometer: Accelerometer() constructor

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The Accelerometer() constructor creates a new Accelerometer object which returns the acceleration of the device along all three axes at the time it is read.


new Accelerometer()
new Accelerometer(options)


options Optional

Options are as follows:

frequency Optional

The desired number of times per second a sample should be taken, meaning the number of times per second the reading event will be called. A whole number or decimal may be used, the latter for frequencies less than a second. The actual reading frequency depends on the device hardware and consequently may be less than requested.

referenceFrame Optional

Either 'device' or 'screen'. The default is 'device'.


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# dom-accelerometer-accelerometer

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