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

From: Tobie Langel via GitHub <sysbot+gh@w3.org>
Date: Thu, 11 May 2017 11:15:46 +0000
To: public-device-apis-log@w3.org
Message-ID: <issue_comment.created-300759093-1494501344-sysbot+gh@w3.org>
So staying on magnetometer for just a second, I'd need to understand the following:

1. What's the difference between:
    - Magnetometer,
    - GeomagneticFieldSensor, and
    - Compass.
2. What's a heading?
3. What's the process(es) by which the different sensor types in (1) are turned into each other?
4. The [distinction between high and low level sensors](https://w3c.github.io/sensors/#concepts-sensor-types) is in part tied to whether they're a product of sensor fusion or not, but that's not the only factor. It's mostly about whether we're talking about the kind of data we're getting out of it or about how that sensor is implemented. Is that distinction still appropriate? How does it map with your proposed suggestion above?

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