Laser distance measurer

Darren Clemons

Well-Known Member
#1
I purchased my first laser distance measurer today (Bosch 400 CLM 400c) for mostly measuring building heights and such, but as with everything, now I’m wondering what else I can make use of it on.

It’s not as pricey as some I’ve seen but it’s made for outdoor use so hopefully it’ll do what I need it to do.

Since the Linux migration, I’ve noticed in the offset screens that now when you go to input the distance, there is an option to “connect a distance meter” which I’m sure is mostly, if not solely, designed for the Jmate.

However, this Bosch does have Bluetooth and after getting it set up, I went into the Bluetooth accessories option in the LS and sure enough “Bosch LDM” was populated on the screen but when I clicked on it, it just kept searching and scanning and wouldn’t connect. The Bosch will Bluetooth to my phone or an iPad an send it’s pictures and data to it so I was wondering, is this something that is or may become possible on the LS?

Yeah, it’s not difficult to use the old tape, measure to the tree or building and input the distance - but everyone loves Bluetooth :) - and it would certainly streamline the process as does the “set by compass” feature for the bearing.
 

Matt Johnson

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5PLS
#2
However, this Bosch does have Bluetooth and after getting it set up, I went into the Bluetooth accessories option in the LS and sure enough “Bosch LDM” was populated on the screen but when I clicked on it, it just kept searching and scanning and wouldn’t connect.
A Bosch GLM100 is suppose to be supported. I would assume your Bosch GLM400CL uses the Bluetooth 4.0 spec which is why it can't connect to the Triumph-LS.
 

Darren Clemons

Well-Known Member
#3
Well, one would think that maybe the LS would soon be able to connect to something with the Bluetooth 4.0 spec?
The GLM100 isn’t even designed to work outdoors as is this 400CL, that’s why I bought this one.
I guess, if it did work as with the GLM100, it would automatically populate the distance from the laser to the appropriate offset box?