Laser distance measurer

Darren Clemons

Well-Known Member
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

Well-Known Member
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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
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?
 

John Troelstrup

New Member
I can not find any distos with BT 2.1 Everything is BT 4.0 This would really help with tree surveys. Can anybody recommend a good disto BT 2.1?
 

John Troelstrup

New Member
Leica Disto 8 actually has BT 2.1 along with outdoor visibility and Pythagorean output. It is a discontinued model, however it seems there are a few on secondary markets. I found one locally for $650. I will update further, after purchase in two weeks and let you know how well the integration is. It is unfortunate that this is a hardware limitation as it is an extreme limiting factor in field production.
 

John Troelstrup

New Member
Update. I recently acquired a Leica D8 and so far not able to get it to connect with my Triumph LS.
It surprises me that on this forum, no one is talking about disto blue-tooth.
I do obviously see that there is a setting specifically labeled "BOSCH" under blue-tooth connectivity.
Is this the only option? To use the Bosch?

Is everyone content with manually entering the distances?
How do other people operate with tree locations and building corner locates?
 

Clay Davidson

Active Member
I have been manually entering the offsets and calc them in the office later (trees, buildings...etc)

I have been looking for a laser distance measurer with a green laser and can't find one. I have trouble seeing the red in bright light. Can you see your Leica D8 in bright light?
 

John Troelstrup

New Member
Clay,
Yes. It is very visible.
Bright light conditions, you can easily see it at 20 feet.
It also has built in screen that allows you to zoom in 4X to see farther away objects.
It is like a scope with cross hairs.
 
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