Model # GLM 50

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Bosch 165 ft. (50 m) Laser Distance Measurer
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Discontinued Bosch

165 ft. (50 m) Laser Distance Measurer

  • Lightweight design
  • Durable and dependable
  • Suitable for a wide range of projects

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GLM 50 Measure Smart with the Bosch GLM 50-The Most Complete Laser Distance Measurer in its Class. Measures distance of up to 165 ft. with up to 1/16 in. accuracy. Five most commonly used measurement modes-length, area, volume, indirect and continuous measurement modes.

  • Automatic backlit display-for best readability in any situation
  • Easy to use-intuitive 7-button keypad
  • 3-measuring reference points-front, back or center for use with optional tripod
  • Includes: hand strap, (2) AAA batteries and belt pouch
  • Ability to calculate inaccessible distances that cannot be measured directly using Pythagorean theorem
  • Lightweight at only 5 oz.
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I would like to know if this measurer a Cm work

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October 21, 2015
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It will not tell you distances in centimeters, but it will tell you in meters with 3 decimal places. If you are comfortable with the metric system you should be able to convert 1.376m to 137.6cm.
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September 11, 2015
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This measurer measures in feet and meters.
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September 8, 2015
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Thank you for your question. The GLM50 will measure in feet or meters.
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Hi, I would like to know if this measurer requires a tripode to work.

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March 24, 2015
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No but it would make for more accurate reading if you can't put it on the ground or against a wall. Just holding it in your hand will cause an inaccurate reading.
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No it doesn't but can be used with one.
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No, the hand held unit works just fine without a tripod although it does have a tripod mount.
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Does this remember more than one measurement?

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For example, if I wanted to measure height, width and length of a room, would I be able to view all three measurements when I got back to my drawing, or does it only remember the most recent measurement? Thanks
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February 26, 2015
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It remembers the last three measurements recorded.
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January 6, 2015
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Yes, it can but only for similar measurements it can remember three measurements. If you are doing adequate feet, it will only d remember one pair of numbers and provide you the result.
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Thank you for your question. If you select volume measurement, then measure the length, width and height, one after another. Upon completion of the third measurement, the volume is automatically calculated and displayed in the result line. The individual measured values are displayed in the measured-value lines.
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Does this device records fractions of an inch.

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The GLM50 will measure distance up to 165 ft. with up to 1/16 In. accuracy.
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Yes, it will show either 32nds or 16ths but you do not have control which one it will use. This is because it is extremely accurate and will try to give you the exact measurement. It will not "round" up or down to the nearest 16th. Just be thankful it doesn't give you accuracy to a 64th of an inch!
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165 ft. (50 m) Laser Distance Measurer is rated 4.8 out of 5 by 62.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Quality Product Works as described and measurements are as accurate as described.
Date published: 2016-02-15
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Great Instrument, Hampered By +/-1/32" Accuracy Last year, I purchased two GLM 50's for the students in a University class I teach on the survey and documentation of historic buildings. While the instruments are durable and easy to use in all conditions, the students struggle with the +/-1/32" accuracy: PROS: 1. Ease of use 2. Durability 3. Brightness of Laser 4. Screen Size 5. Features 6. Value CONS: 1. Accuracy--I purchased this instrument fully aware that it's stated accuracy was +/-1/16", which is more than enough accuracy for the survey work I do in the field. However, the instrument reads dimensions to the nearest 1/32"! I don't know anyone in the construction industry (with the exception of VERY specialized trades) that would want or need dimensions to the nearest 1/32" out in the field. One would think that accuracy could be adjusted/selected as a setting within the programming on the instrument--+/-1/8" or +/-1/16"--but BOSCH Engineering tells me no. Not only is +/-1/32" accuracy not needed by the vast majority of the construction industry, it actually makes survey work difficult! 2. Size of Numerals (Read-out) on Screen. While the screen is plenty bright, it is still hard to read at times outside. (This issue appears to have been resolved by BOSCH in the newer GLM 50 models). In summary, I would recommend the instrument--and highly--if it was not for the issue of the +/-1/32" level of accuracy, which is greater than what was stated on the literature, on this website, and is typically far beyond what is needed by the construction industry for field work. BOSCH--please fix this systemic flaw!
Date published: 2016-03-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from bosch glm50 for those of you complaining about the bosch case being to tight.....wet it and streatch it out a bit with a piece of steal or wood etc untill you get a looser fit. thats what i did. now it pulls rite out and in. lol
Date published: 2016-01-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome Accuracy & Spped in doing As-builts I purchased this device to perform as-built capture services for a large Automotive Manufacture. We use to use basic hand tape measures which proved to be both time consuming and inaccurate. This device has saved us countless man hours in the field and increased accuracy dramatically. It takes the "Human Error" factor out of the error process due to mis-reading tape measures. I was able to reduce my field staff by two employees after purchasing two of these devices. Also, I have never had a problem with the device because of Bosch's quality standards! I am one happy customer!! Would highly recommend this device!
Date published: 2014-02-16
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Very Useful Tool I have had this tool for just over a year now (purchased Dec 2014). I purchased it for my job as a home, farm, and commercial insurance inspector as we have to get exterior and interior measurements of the building we are inspecting. Pros: It is very handy, just point the laser and hit the button. The device allows you to select if it measures from the front, rear, or the mounting screw so your measurements are not incorrect. You can use the trigonometric function to measure a wall that you cannot easily access by hitting the end of the wall at a 90 degree angle then "completing the triangle" by pivoting around the tool and hitting the other end of the wall with the laser. You can add and subtract measurements also. Cons: It is very quick at getting the distance, although will take longer if your hands aren't steady (I lay it on a clipboard that I'm holding to help steady it). The laser is occasionally difficult to see in bright sunlight on light colored surfaces. How it functions after a year: After a year of moderate use (in the extremes of Wisconsin weather) it will sometimes randomly turn off, the only way to get the device to turn back on is to smack it with light force. This is not a big problem but it can be annoying. It may just be an isolated incident with my individual device, it's life and it happens, so I'm not upset over it. Everything else on the device functions as good as day one. Final Opinion: This is a great device and it's pros and functionality greatly outway all cons. I will be replacing it with another Bosch laser measuring tool when that time comes.
Date published: 2016-01-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Extremely accurate and easy to use Great for indoor use, not so good for outdoor use as laser dot disappears at about 50'.
Date published: 2015-01-11
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Measuring for estimates is a breeze Good range finder and measurement tool. But have a few cons: Case, which coming with product is too tight and it's really hard to close it with tool inside. Pointer could be brighter: If you use it outside almost invisible even at 15 Ft distance. I believe Bosch has measurers with bright points that costs much more, but if they upgrade this model it would be nice simple measurer. Calculator could have more options but again it's the cheapest model so can't expect too much from it.
Date published: 2013-11-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from measurement with ease AMAZING!!! Cant believe the technology my job is much easier with this can even double check measurements in half the time! Waterproof holds up to most abuse. Light weight and durable runs on two triple A batteries. Has auto shut off when not in use! It does 5 measurements length volume...ect . You have to buy it amazing! Its is so easy I am a woman and I too can use it!
Date published: 2016-02-10
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