Gone are the days when you’d struggle with taking precise measurements using outdated optical instruments and drawing with chalk. Digital laser measurements are rapidly evolving and increasingly becoming more accurate. While most Laser distance measurers give precise output of measurement outputs of height, length, width and volume, a handy feature to have is Bluetooth connectivity.
With Bluetooth functionality, you will be able to quickly and easily transfer the values you measured directly to various devices like smartphones, tablets and PCs, without any errors due to an integrated data interface. There are also dedicated measurement apps such as “GLM Floor plan” app which can obtain information from your Laser Distance Measurer via Bluetooth, making it easier to process and organize measurements and having them available wherever you go. Some apps even allow the user to draw and align the data obtained on existing images or draw up some rough blueprints.
Buyers should carefully prioritize what they expect from their measuring devices- range, price, delivery options etc, before finalizing on a purchase. It’s recommended that you read about which factors to consider when choosing the right product.
The following are some of the best Bluetooth Laser Distance measuring devices, guaranteed to give you all the necessary features to take your skills of measuring to the next level, according to your project requirements.
BOSCH GLM 50C
- 165 ft
- 1/16th Inch
- 100 ft
- 3/32nd Inch
BOSCH GLM 100C
- 330 ft
- 1/16th Inch
Bosch GLM 50 C Bluetooth Enabled Laser Distance Measurer with Color Backlit Display
First in line is Bosch GLM 50 C. The unique feature of this product is the inclinometer which is unusual and not commonly found on such devices. But nonetheless it gives advanced measuring functions like min/Max, Angles, double indirect and stake out height. Another feature worth highlighting is the real-time measurement which displays the relation of distance with the target. The measuring range extends to 165 feet with an accuracy of +/- 1/16″ and of course, it comes with Bluetooth that is perfectly compatible with the two dedicated mobile apps- Measure and document app and Floor plan app, for quick transfer and storage and always having the information you need on the go. The display screen has been upgraded for better visibility, with a backlit color display with adjustable settings. As with other Bosch products in this line, the LCD screen is quite large as compared to similar models from other companies. The built of the product is sturdy, with a soft padding around the device for better grip and protection from getting damaged. The controls are user friendly and the just a few jabs of the keypad ensures fast operation. The GLM 50 C can be used for up to 10,000 measurements on a single full battery cycle and packs a lot of advanced functions for its reasonable price.
Stanley STHT77343 TLM99s Bluetooth Laser Distance Measurer
Stanley’s TLM99s is a very capable measuring device that is able to cater to the needs of professionals, with its range of 100 feet and precision of +/-3/32″. It is able to automatically calculate distances which includes volume, square footage and cubic footage. Other than its obvious measuring functions, its most remarkable feature is the exclusive Stanley Floor Plan App that is connected to using the measurer’s built-in Bluetooth. By installing the app, you will be able to use your smartphone or tablet in association with the Stanley LDM to store all your data on the app and build plans along the measurements. To really make work easier for you, the app can generate floor plans using the camera and some requirements information from the user. The measurement data synced on to the app from your LDM can be adjusted along the images.
Small enough to fit in your pocket, and featuring a LCD screen that is easy on the eyes with large font, the Stanley Bluetooth Laser Distance Measurer can estimate distances of up to 100 ft and perform various calculations related to cubic volume and surface area. These long distances are measured without the help of a laser detector. The data collected is displayed in the form of metric units/SAE and can convert the results between fractions and decimals. Other features include a 5 button interface design which is as simple as point and click.
Bosch GLM 100 C Bluetooth Enabled 330-Foot Lithium-Ion Laser Distance and Angle Measurer
Bosch is one of the leading brands when it comes to engineering tools, so it is no surprise that the Bosch GLM 100 C Bluetooth enabled Laser distance and angle measurer is extremely capable. It combines the accuracy of laser based measurements with the multi functionality and convenience given by Bluetooth. Not only does it capture measurements correctly with the precision of 1/16th of an inch from distances of approximately 330 feet, but it also transfers the data seamlessly and without any mistakes via the Brand’s GLM measure and document app to smart devices. The app is available on both Android and iOS platforms and basically allows users to sync information to devices where they are stored, processed, compared, or tallied along with existing blueprints or images. All projects are kept in the app’s memory so you will have your portfolio or work with you everywhere. Users can also use their device that the GLM 100 C has been connected to, as a remote to control the LMD in hard to reach places.
For times when it is difficult to view the screen, the display is backlit and comes with a tilt sensor which shows angles of 360 degrees on both axis, giving the best measurements even when the item is held at a tilt or not perfectly straight. In fact, the LCD display is much easier to read that other models available on the market due to it’s large size. The measure is powered by a rechargeable lithium-ion battery which cuts back on the hassle of replacing batteries.
Leica DISTO D2 New 330ft Laser Distance Measure with Bluetooth 4.0, Black/Red
The Leica DISTO D2 laser distance measurer is for professionals who are serious about their craft and require a precision tool that will give the best and most accurate results every single time, all the while being quick and easy to use. Measurements are done automatically and easily with simple light pressure from any finger, calculating volumes and edges of corners immediately. It is then converted into different mediums or scales for you to use according to your requirements. This is especially useful when you are working on national or international projects and need conversions to their building scales/codes. The last 10 measurements are stored in the memory which is again a helpful function in case you lose track in the middle of a calculation.
Geosystems D2 is one Leica’s entry-level products. It covers the essential features like performing basic calculations and volume calculations, and also some advanced calculations like indirect width or height measurements and Pythagoras function. The accuracy of the measuring is to a distance of 330 feet with an accuracy of 1/16th of an inch, and hard to reach tight corners are measured through an Automatic Intelligent end piece that flips outward. The Bluetooth enables the device to connect to any smart device and is compatible with many free software, not just one dedicated app. The screen is a three-line illuminated display, with large characters that are easy to read. It comes with a portable case that is durable and easily fits into pockets. Top off this wonderful deal with a two year warranty and you have the best laser measurement device to assist you in your calculations in various professions and hobbies.
Leica Geosystems 838725 DISTO D2 Laser Distance Meter with Bluetooth 4.0
The Leica Geosystems 838725 DISTRO D2 is another one of the company’s range of laser distance meters (LDMs). It has been designed primarily for indoor applications, with a range of up to 330 feet and an accuracy within 1/16th of an inch. It is a compact laser rangefinder that you can fit snugly into a pocket. Using the D2 is very convenient, as it features easily accessible shortcut keys that can be used to add and subtract, or calculate area and volume (of a wall or a wooden box, for example). It has 7 different measurement modes. The unit also includes a simple Pythagoras function for indirect height and width measurement. However, it is recommended that you use this feature only for rough estimates, as a tool this size is not really built for that purpose, for which a tilt sensor is much better suited. An intuitive, backlit LCD display will show you the measured distances, and the on-board memory will save a history of the last 10 measurements made. The unit comes with Bluetooth 4.0, so you can use it to send measurements to a smartphone app. By default, the D2 measures distances starting from its base. But you can configure it to start measuring from its front. This handy device is useful in tight corners/edges as well thanks to an end-piece that can flip around 90º to hook onto outside corners, or can be extended all the way for inside corners. The distance is automatically measured from the end of the end-piece. The end-piece makes the tool ideal for accurate diagonal measurements.
Leica DISTO E7100i 200ft Range Laser Distance Measure with Bluetooth 4.0
The Leica DISTO E7100i is short-range laser distance measure (LDM) optimized for use indoors. It has an effective range of 200 feet, with an accuracy of 1/16th of an inch, or about 1.5mm, which is pretty accurate unless you’re into highly precise scientific measurements involving tools such as vernier calipers. The product has Bluetooth 4.0 support, which can be leveraged to send the measurements you take, wirelessly to another device such as your smartphone via an app and using the Leica DISTO Bluetooth Smart (4.0) wireless data transfer technology. The unit is IP54 certified, which means that it is dust and splash resistant, so you don’t have to worry about water getting in or dust ruining the laser sight. It runs on AAA batteries, and you can take as many as 5,000 measurements per set of batteries. An LCD panel displays the measurements being made, and enables you to make measurements in the dark. The E7100i comes with some pretty useful calculation functions in-built. The Min/Max function lets you sweep the laser point into a corner (such as one edge of a door or window), and it will give you the longest recorded measurement. This will be the length of the diagonal of a window, door, or even a wall. The Area and Volume functions take two and three shots respectively and automatically calculate the values. Handy for measuring the square footage of a room or the surface area of a wall to be painted, for example, or the volume of a water tank. If you work with short-range indoor measurements a lot, then this is the tool to have. It is portable and extremely convenient to use.
A laser distance measuring device is an essential for any professional who requires lengthy and extensive calculations done in a convenient way. You can always opt for a device that is without a Bluetooth, but having one definitely gives a lot more options that are linked to it. All the products in this list have fantastic Bluetooth connectivity so that shouldn’t be a worry, but the LDM’s performance in relation with other features should be considered.