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The y read-only property of the Accelerometer interface returns a double precision integer containing the acceleration of the device along the its y axis.

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var yAcceleration = accelerometer.y


A Number.


Acceleration is typically read in the Sensor.onreading event callback. In the example below this occurs sixty times a second.

let accelerometer = new Accelerometer({frequency: 60});

accelerometer.addEventListener('reading', e => {
  console.log("Acceleration along the X-axis " + accelerometer.x);
  console.log("Acceleration along the Y-axis " + accelerometer.y);
  console.log("Acceleration along the Z-axis " + accelerometer.z);


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

Browser compatibility

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ChromeEdgeFirefoxInternet ExplorerOperaSafariAndroid webviewChrome for AndroidFirefox for AndroidOpera for AndroidSafari on iOSSamsung Internet
yChrome Full support 67Edge Full support 79Firefox No support NoIE No support NoOpera Full support 54Safari No support NoWebView Android Full support 67Chrome Android Full support 67Firefox Android No support NoOpera Android Full support 48Safari iOS No support NoSamsung Internet Android Full support 9.0


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