DeviceProximityEvent.value

This is an experimental technology
Check the Browser compatibility table carefully before using this in production.

The value property of DeviceProximityEvent objects provides the current distance between the device and the detected object, in centimeters.

Syntax

var distance = instanceOfDeviceProximityEvent.value;

Value

A positive number representing a distance in centimeters (cm) between the device's proximity sensor and the detected object.

Specifications

Specification Status Comment
Proximity Sensor
The definition of 'Proximity Events' in that specification.
Working Draft Initial specification

Browser compatibility

FeatureChromeEdgeFirefoxInternet ExplorerOperaSafari
Basic support No ?

621 2

Yes — 61

No No No
FeatureAndroid webviewChrome for AndroidEdge mobileFirefox for AndroidOpera AndroidiOS SafariSamsung Internet
Basic support No No ?

621 2

15 — 61

No No ?

1. See bug 1462308.

2. From version 62: this feature is behind the device.sensors.proximity.enabled preference (needs to be set to true). To change preferences in Firefox, visit about:config.

See also