Three-axis gyro???

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by tac22, Jun 7, 2010.

  1. tac22 macrumors 6502

    Jun 16, 2009
    thoughts?? does anyone know what it really does?? i was little confused??

    i think what i got out of one explanation was it can tell wen your moving too, along with what directing from compass and how your holding your phone from the accelerato...

    but i might be wrong

    and i'm sure there is more too it
  2. troop231 macrumors 603

    Jan 20, 2010
    Basically whoever writes a plumb-bob app will makes lots of money from this feature lol.

  3. Marty Macfly macrumors regular

    Jun 5, 2010
    It's basically a Wiimote behind a multitouch screen. There's an existing thread on the gyroscope. Please search before posting next time.
  4. imacdaddy macrumors 6502a

    Feb 2, 2006
    Prevents camera shake when taking pics and HD videos. ;)
  5. jav6454 macrumors P6


    Nov 14, 2007
    1 Geostationary Tower Plaza
    Ever heard of the Wii Motion Plus? Well this is it, but with multitouch.
  6. ryhno45 macrumors regular

    Oct 13, 2008
    Funny.. I was introduced to this about 2 months ago for surveying.
  7. troop231 macrumors 603

    Jan 20, 2010
    Lol I know it would be a handy app. Congrats btw.
  8. tac22 thread starter macrumors 6502

    Jun 16, 2009
    OOh thats whats in the wii motion plus controller add on that i never bought because by the time it came my wii was collecting dust in the basement

    okay... but still don't completely get it... but i'm sure it compliments the other sensors well, and somehow will be usefull...

    Would this help those augmented reality apps i'm still waiting for???
  9. Eric-PTEK macrumors 6502

    Mar 3, 2009
    I took it also as fixing current iPhone problem, should it rotate or not rotate?

    You can move your phone in certain ways to make it rotate without wanting it to, this should prevent that from happening now, only on true 90 degree rotations.
  10. zeeflyboy macrumors regular

    Apr 25, 2009
    just a thought, but gyro's and accelerometers can be very useful for augmenting GPS... especially where signal is weak.

    lose signal momentarily and you can go into an intertial nav type mode and keep on trucking. Really hope the gps guys (navigon, tom tom et al) exploit this avenue!

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