DeviceMotionEvent.rotationRate

Returns the rate at which the device is rotating around each of its axes in degrees per second.

Note: If the hardware isn't capable of providing this information, this property returns null.

Syntax

var rates = instanceOfDeviceMotionEvent.rotationRate;

Value

The rotationRates property is a read only object describing the rotation rates of the device around each of its axes:

alpha
The rate at which the device is rotating about its Z axis; that is, being twisted about a line perpendicular to the screen.
beta
The rate at which the device is rotating about its X axis; that is, front to back.
gamma
The rate at which the device is rotating about its Y axis; that is, side to side.

Specifications

Specification Status Comment
Device Orientation Events Working Draft Initial specification.

Browser compatibility

FeatureChromeEdgeFirefoxInternet ExplorerOperaSafari
Basic support Yes Yes6 ? ? ?
FeatureAndroid webviewChrome for AndroidEdge mobileFirefox for AndroidOpera AndroidiOS SafariSamsung Internet
Basic support Yes Yes Yes6 No4.2 ?

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