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Can an iOS app see if an Apple Watch is held upside down, or tilted to the right or left side?

I have an idea for an app where I would use an Apple Watch not as a watch, but as a simple device telling me if a certain plane to which it will be attached is currently upright, upside down, or tilted to the right or left side. Especially the difference between upright and upside down interests me.

I understand the Apple Watch has a gyroscope, but I don't know much about working with them. Would this be possible?

Thanks!
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Looks like it's definitely possible, I couldn't begin to tell you how to code it though...

http://www.imore.com/apple-watch-and-reverse-crown

AND

https://www.iphonelife.com/content/how-to-flip-your-apple-watch-orientation

You will probably just have to tell the end-user to change these settings on their Apple Watch menu. Try to design it while having those options in place maybe?
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Thanks, Justin. But this doesn't seem relevant to me.

I need an app to know if the watch is upside down (like with the glass part of the watch pointed to the ground, instead of to the ceiling).

thanks, anyway
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Thanks, with your input I've found it in the developer documentation on the Apple site. It is possible, at least for iPhone and probably also for iWatch.
So it is possible. How comes my solution was irrelevant?
Justin, your links talk about changing the position of the crown from the top right to the bottom left, as far as I can see.

Nothing about seeing if it is upside down or not.

I read both your links and they didn't give me any clue at all to solve my question.
Sorry.
OK no problem. Just making sure it couldn't help someone else. Glad to see it worked out (more important). Take care.