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Re: [magnetometer] Add RawMagnetometer, for uncalibrated readings.

From: Kenneth Rohde Christiansen via GitHub <sysbot+gh@w3.org>
Date: Mon, 03 Apr 2017 12:50:47 +0000
To: public-device-apis-log@w3.org
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Even if you read Android docs, you will see that almost all sensors have some hardware calibration applied already. If there is a use-case for further calibration (without making it a fusion sensor, but similar in many ways, like the GravitySensor) we should make the calibration kind obvious in the name of the sensor, and let the low-level sensor (with minimal hardware calibration) be called Magnetometer.

So tell me, what is this kind of calibration that is applied and what are the use-cases exactly for not using it? (don't say VR, but explain why it is useful for VR :))

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