Last Updated on October 4, 2022
Bosch is expanding their line of laser distance measures smartly this time. The Bosch Blaze GLM 50 CX 165 ft laser distance measure takes the basics from the GLM 50 and adds some capabilities and user convenience. The CX 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 Blaze GLM 50 CX 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 Blaze GLM 50 CX 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 Blaze GLM 50 CX Key Features
- Measuring distance extends to 165 ft. with +/- 1/16 in. accuracy
- Upgraded color display with backlighting for increased visibility
- Bluetooth functionality
- The built-in inclinometer allows for advanced 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 Blaze GLM 50 CX 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