MagnetometerAccuracy MagnetometerAccuracy MagnetometerAccuracy MagnetometerAccuracy Enum

The sensor's accuracy.

This short video gives an overview of how to calibrate the magnetometer's accuracy.

Syntax

Declaration

public enum MagnetometerAccuracypublic enum MagnetometerAccuracyPublic Enum MagnetometerAccuracypublic enum MagnetometerAccuracy

Remarks

Apps that need calibration should periodically ask the user to calibrate the device. We suggest doing this no more than every 10 minutes.

Fields

Approximate
Approximate
Approximate
Approximate

The actual and reported values differ but may be accurate enough for some application.

Apps that only need a relative value, like a virtual reality app, can continue without additional calibration.

High
High
High
High

The actual and reported values are accurate.

No additional calibration is needed.

Unknown
Unknown
Unknown
Unknown

The accuracy is currently not available, typically because the driver can't report it.

You should determine, based on your app's needs, whether your app will want to ask users to calibrate the device whenever this value is returned.

Unreliable
Unreliable
Unreliable
Unreliable

The actual and reported values have a high degree of inaccuracy.

Apps should always ask the user to calibrate the device whenever this value is returned.

Device family

Windows 10 (introduced v10.0.10240.0)

API contract

Windows.Foundation.UniversalApiContract (introduced v1)

Attributes

Windows.Foundation.Metadata.ContractVersionAttribute

Details

Assembly

Windows.Devices.Sensors.dll