DeviceMotionEvent.acceleration

The acceleration property returns the amount of acceleration recorded by the device, in meters per second squared (m/s2).

Note: If the hardware doesn't know how to remove gravity from the acceleration data, this value may not be present in the DeviceMotionEvent. In this situation, you'll need to use DeviceMotionEvent.accelerationIncludingGravity instead.

Syntax

var acceleration = instanceOfDeviceMotionEvent.acceleration;

Value

The acceleration property is an object providing information about acceleration on three axis. Each axis is represented with its own property:

x
Represents the acceleration upon the x axis which is the west to east axis
y
Represents the acceleration upon the y axis which is the south to north axis
z
Represents the acceleration upon the z axis which is the down to up axis

Specifications

Specification Status Comment
Device Orientation Events Working Draft Initial specification.

Browser compatibility

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ChromeEdgeFirefoxInternet ExplorerOperaSafariAndroid webviewChrome for AndroidEdge MobileFirefox for AndroidOpera for AndroidiOS SafariSamsung Internet
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Experimental
Chrome Full support YesEdge Full support YesFirefox Full support 6IE ? Opera ? Safari ? WebView Android Full support YesChrome Android Full support YesEdge Mobile Full support YesFirefox Android Full support 6Opera Android No support NoSafari iOS Full support 4.2Samsung Internet Android ?

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Experimental. Expect behavior to change in the future.
Experimental. Expect behavior to change in the future.

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