How does Geotab define accelerometer directions?

Applies To

  • GO device
  • Accelerometer
  • G-force


Acceleration in the forward direction, to the left, and upwards is always a positive value. Acceleration in the backwards direction, to the right, and downwards is always a negative value. In MyGeotab, accelerometer values may be reported in G-forces rather than an acceleration value. To convert any G-force value to an acceleration value, simply multiply the G-force value by 9.81.

Additional notes

For further information please see our blog on g-force.