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

The pulse() method of the GamepadHapticActuator interface makes the hardware pulse at a certain intensity for a specified duration.


gamepadHapticActuatorInstance.pulse(value, duration).then(function(result) { ... });


A double representing the intensity of the pulse. This can vary depending on the hardware type, but generally takes a value between 0.0 (no intensity) and 1.0 (full intensity).
A double representing the duration of the pulse, in milliseconds.

Note: Repeated calls to pulse() override the previous calls if they are still ongoing.

Return value

A promise that resolves with a value of true when the pulse has successfully completed.




Specification Status Comment
Gamepad Extensions
The definition of 'pulse()' in that specification.
Editor's Draft Initial definition

Browser compatibility

FeatureChromeEdgeFirefoxInternet ExplorerOperaSafari
Basic support No15 Yes1 2 No No No
FeatureAndroid webviewChrome for AndroidEdge mobileFirefox for AndroidOpera AndroidiOS SafariSamsung Internet
Basic support No No No No No No No

1. The flag is enabled by default in Firefox Nightly and Beta, versions 55 and above.

2. This feature is behind the dom.gamepad-extensions.enabled preference (needs to be set to true). To change preferences in Firefox, visit about:config.

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