What is an Accelerometer and how it Works

What exactly is an accelerometer - Guruface Inc.
Ever wondered how your smartphone automatically switches from portrait to landscape as you tilt it, able to point out the direction in which your smartphone’s compass points? Ever questioned how the Health & Fitness apps of your smartphone are able to count the number of steps that you have taken while walking? Your smartphone is integrated with a tiny accelerometer sensor that can identify orientation/direction. Your smartphone uses this information to decide when to change the s...