At the same time, the accelerometer has a number of possibilities that are not available for a gyroscope. In particular, the formation of signals allowing to determine the distance traveled by the user of the mobile device.
Having determined what is the difference between a gyroscope and an accelerometer, let us fix its key criteria in the table.
|What do they have in common?|
|Both devices allow you to determine their position relative to the ground, as well as the gadget in which they are installed, and can be used for these purposes simultaneously|
|What is the difference between them?|
|Defines the proper tilt angle relative to the ground||Defines the acceleration relative to the ground|
|Cannot be used in order to measure the duration of the movement of the device||Can be used to measure the duration of the movement of the device|