Accelerometer.Accelerometer()

Experimental

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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.

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Syntax

var accelerometer = new Accelerometer([options])

Parameters

options Optional
Options are as follows:
  • frequency: The desired number of times per second a sample should be taken, meaning the number of times per second that sensor.onreading will be called. A whole number or decimal may be used, the latter for frequencies less than a second. The actual reading frequency depends device hardware and consequently may be less than requested.
  • referenceFrame: Either 'device' or 'screen'. The default is 'device'.

Specifications

Specification Status Comment
Generic Sensor API Candidate Recommendation Defines sensors in general.
Accelerometer
The definition of 'Accelerometer' in that specification.
Candidate Recommendation

Browser compatibility

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