What is an accelerometer?

Vera Shiryaeva
Vera Shiryaeva
November 4, 2014
What is an accelerometer?

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What is an accelerometer?

The popularity of smartphones today is at its peak. This small device is very convenient. After all, in fact, this is a small computer in your hands. But, like any phone, smartphones have one big negative trait - a small screen. It would be very inconvenient to wander around the sites, read articles, if it were not for the accelerometer. Many consumers probably don’t even know what they are talking about. What is an accelerometer?

Accelerometer - what is it?

This is an electronic built-in device that provides the convenience of using a gadget monitor. That is, it helps to change the orientation of the displayed image from a book to a landscape one. Let's give a simple example.

You are sitting reading some article, but tired and decided to lie down. It is known that reading lying on your side is much more convenient than on the back. This is what almost all people do. On a regular phone, reading in this position will be difficult. But a smartphone with an accelerometer will immediately put the writing parallel to the ground.That is, it will create convenience for reading.

In some models, to make this function work, you just need to shake the gadget. But in the main models it works automatically. Turned the device itself - automatically rotates the image on the screen. In case you just need to call, turn the smartphone vertically, and everything on the screen will fall into place.

But that's not all. The accelerometer also includes increasing the font when writing a message. And installing the extension columns of sites that you are viewing, and reducing the font is not necessary.

Exactly the same accelerometers are used in tablets, as this electronic device is intended for viewing sites, film and photo albums.

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