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Re: [sensors] Discrete vs continuous reporting modes

From: Tobie Langel via GitHub <sysbot+gh@w3.org>
Date: Tue, 19 Jan 2016 10:22:50 +0000
To: public-device-apis@w3.org
Message-ID: <issue_comment.created-172807793-1453198969-sysbot+gh@w3.org>
Thanks for your feedback @zolkis.

The issue is a bit more complex, as if you're on a platform where a 
given sensor is implemented as a discrete sensor, e.g. Light Sensor on
 android, geolocation sensors pretty much everywhere, you're 
effectively loosing data in the process depending at the resolution at
 which the discrete sensor is operating.

![sensors_continuous_discrete](https://cloud.githubusercontent.com/assets/3392/12415894/7de2880a-be9e-11e5-8d62-e0ed72d67666.png)

Therefore, if a given sensor is implemented as a discrete sensor on a 
given platform, it is going to be impossible to turn it into a 
reliable continuous sensor on that platform.



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