Accelerometer/Magnetometer Data Logger X8M-3

USB Accelerometer/Magnetomer X8M-3


The X8M-3 records a constant stream of time stamped accelerometer and magnetometer data to flash memory. Acceleration is collected in X, Y, and Z axes and stored at a user selectable rate of up to 200Hz. The magnetometer data is recorded at sub-intervals to the accelerometer rate. The X8M-3 mounts as a standard mass storage device, which facilitates easy access to the comma delimited data files and user setup files. The internal 500mAh lithium-polymer battery charges using the USB power. Read more about our data logger product-line features.

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Special Note

USB Adapter for X8M-3

Requires the USB Adapter for connection to a PC (sold separately). The adapter provides the common Type-A male USB plug.

Data Sheet

For more details, specifications and how to use the X8M-3 please refer to the data sheet (.pdf).

Example Applications

Analysis Tools

While no special tools are required to analyze data, we have provided a tool that helps find and save the more interesting portions of a data collection set. Details can be found here


A simple text file is used to configure the device features.

Data Format

Data is contained in easily readable plain text files. Meta data starts with a ";" and the comma delimited data (.csv) can be analyzed with a spreadsheet or text processor as shown here