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Secure context
This feature is available only in secure contexts (HTTPS), in some or all supporting browsers.

The Geolocation.clearWatch() method is used to unregister location/error monitoring handlers previously installed using Geolocation.watchPosition().




The ID number returned by the Geolocation.watchPosition() method when installing the handler you wish to remove.


var id, target, option;

function success(pos) {
  var crd = pos.coords;

  if (target.latitude === crd.latitude && target.longitude === crd.longitude) {
    console.log('Congratulation, you reach the target');

function error(err) {
  console.warn('ERROR(' + err.code + '): ' + err.message);

target = {
  latitude : 0,
  longitude: 0,

options = {
  enableHighAccuracy: false,
  timeout: 5000,
  maximumAge: 0

id = navigator.geolocation.watchPosition(success, error, options);


Specification Status Comment
Geolocation API Recommendation Initial specification.

Browser compatibility

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Feature Chrome Edge Firefox (Gecko) Internet Explorer Opera Safari
Basic support 5 (Yes) 3.5 (1.9.1) 9 10.60
Removed in 15.0
Reintroduced in 16.0
Secure context-only 47 ? 55 (55) No support (Yes) (Yes)
Feature Android Chrome for Android Edge Firefox Mobile (Gecko) IE Mobile Opera Mobile Safari Mobile
Basic support ? ? (Yes) 4.0 (4) ? 10.60 ?
Secure context-only No support 47 ? 55 (55) No support (Yes) (Yes)

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