Bosch is expanding their line of laser distance measures smartly this time. The Bosch GLM 50 C takes the basics from the GLM 50 and adds some capabilities and user convenience. The C model starts with the same 165 ft. range and 1/16″ accuracy that is found in its brother. What it adds is an easier-to-read color screen and Bluetooth capability.
We certainly welcome the easy-to-read screen. Even with a backlit screen, traditional screens with black numbers can still be tough to read. Where the Bosch GLM 50 C really earns a living is with the Bluetooth functionality. There’s going to be a learning curve here, but Bluetooth-enabled smartphones and tablets will be able to transfer accurate measurements to Bosch Measure & Document and FloorPlan apps. Perhaps the only thing users will be asking for is a lithium-ion battery. Still, with Bluetooth and a color screen, the $149 price point is pretty attractive.
“The Bosch GLM 50 C has an amazing color screen that adds to the overall capability of the laser measure. Measurements are easy to read because of large numbers that move in real time, and for the first time we’re able to use full-word descriptions and colors to clearly identify all functions and guide the user through each step when using those functions. The whole user experience is greatly simplified versus having to decipher icons and abbreviations. We’re making a full-featured laser measure very simple to use.”
– Stephanie Dahl, Product Manager (Laser Measuring) of Robert Bosch Tool Corporation
Bosch GLM 50 C Key Features
- Measuring distance extends to 165 ft. with +/- 1/16 in. accuracy
- Upgraded color display with back lighting for increased visibility
- Bluetooth functionality
- Built-in inclinometer allows for advances features like angles, min/max, stake out and double indirect
- Default real-time measurement shows how distances move in relation to the target
- Functions include real-time length, length, area, volume and indirect
- Handy pocket-size design
Bosch GLM 50 C Specifications
- Accuracy: 1/16 in.
- Battery: (2) AAA Batteries
- Measuring Accuracy: +/-1/16-in (1.5 mm)
- Range: Up to 165-ft.
- GLM 50C Includes: Target cards, Hand strap, Pouch
- Price: $149