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    The DeviceProximityEvent interface provides information about the distance of a nearby physical object using the proximity sensor of a device.


    DeviceProximityEvent.max Read only
    The maximum sensing distance the sensor is able to report, in centimeters.
    DeviceProximityEvent.min Read only
    The minimum sensing distance the sensor is able to report, in centimeters. Ususally zero.
    DeviceProximityEvent.value Read only
    The current device proximity, in centimeters.


    window.addEventListener('deviceproximity', function(event) {
      console.log("value: " + event.value, "max: " + event.max, "min: " + event.min);


    Specification Status Comment
    Proximity Events
    The definition of 'Proximity Events' in that specification.
    Candidate Recommendation Initial specification

    Browser compatibility

    Feature Chrome Firefox (Gecko) Internet Explorer Opera Safari
    Basic support Not supported (Yes) Not supported Not supported Not supported
    Feature Android Chrome for Android Firefox Mobile (Gecko) IE Mobile Opera Mobile Safari Mobile
    Basic support Not supported Not supported 15.0 (15.0) Not supported Not supported Not supported

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