Magnetometer.y

The y read-only property of the Magnetometer interface returns a double precision integer containing the magnetic field around the device's y axis.

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Syntax

var magnetometery = magnetometer.x

Value

A Number.

Example

The magnetometer is typically read in the Sensor.onreading event callback. In the example below this occurs sixty times a second.

let magSensor = new Magnetometer({frequency: 60});

magSensor.addEventListener('reading', e => {
  console.log("Magnetic field along the X-axis " + magSensor.x);
  console.log("Magnetic field along the Y-axis " + magSensor.y);
  console.log("Magnetic field along the Z-axis " + magSensor.z);
});
magSensor.start();

Specifications

Specification Status Comment
Generic Sensor API Candidate Recommendation Defines sensors in general.
Magnetometer
The definition of 'y' in that specification.
Candidate Recommendation  

Browser compatibility

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DesktopMobile
ChromeEdgeFirefoxInternet ExplorerOperaSafariAndroid webviewChrome for AndroidFirefox for AndroidOpera for AndroidSafari on iOSSamsung Internet
yChrome Full support 69Edge ? Firefox ? IE ? Opera Full support 56Safari ? WebView Android Full support 69Chrome Android Full support 69Firefox Android ? Opera Android Full support 48Safari iOS ? Samsung Internet Android ?

Legend

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