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

The linearAcceleration read-only property of the GamepadPose interface returns an array representing the linear acceleration vector of the Gamepad, in meters per second per second.

In other words, the current acceleration of the sensor, along the x, y, and z axes.


var myGamepadLinAcc = gamepadPoseInstance.linearAcceleration;


A Float32Array, or null if the gamepad is not able to provide linear acceleration data.




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

Browser compatibility

FeatureChromeEdgeFirefoxInternet ExplorerOperaSafari
Basic support No No Yes1 2 No No No
FeatureAndroid webviewChrome for AndroidEdge mobileFirefox for AndroidIE mobileOpera AndroidiOS Safari
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.

See also

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