Magnetometer: Magnetometer() constructor

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The Magnetometer() constructor creates a new Magnetometer object which returns information about the magnetic field as detected by a device's primary magnetometer sensor.


new Magnetometer()
new Magnetometer(options)


options Optional

Options are as follows:

frequency Optional

The desired number of times per second a sample should be taken, meaning the number of times per second that the reading event will be called. A whole number or decimal may be used, the latter for frequencies less than a second. The actual reading frequency depends on device hardware and consequently may be less than requested.

referenceFrame Optional

Either 'device' or 'screen'. The default is 'device'.


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# dom-magnetometer-magnetometer

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