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What is an IMU?

Last Updated: Feb 21, 2018 04:11PM CST

An IMU, or Inertial Measurement Unit, is an electronic chip that measures and reports an object’s speed and orientation, as well as the gravitational forces an object is experiencing. This is calculated through the combined use of an accelerometer, a magnetometer, temperature sensor and a gyroscope.

Currently, only our GT9X Link device houses an IMU unit. The IMU has a locked sample rate of 100Hz (100 times per second), even if the primary accelerometer is set to sample at a slower rate. 
Please note that when initializing a Link device and enabling the IMU sensor, this will greatly reduce the battery life from 14 days to approximately 1 day.

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