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Model#: BSHNGLM50C

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Bosch GLM50C 165 ft. Laser Distance Measure

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Measure smarter with Bosch's new GLM50C 165 ft. Laser Distance Measure. Accurate, intuitive and easy to use, the GLM50C offers plenty of features to measure almost any area while providing accurate and sure readings every time. Now with an upgraded color display and Bluetooth functionality!
  • 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
  • Back lighting allows users to see information in dark areas
  • 165 ft. Laser Distance Measure - GLM50C
  • (2) AAA Batteries
  • Storage Pouch
  • Hand Strap


Cordless: Yes
Weight: 0.22 lbs.
Automatic Shutoff: No
Batteries Included: 2
Battery Type: AAA
Human Accessible Power Output: <1mW
Laser Diode: 635nm = 1mW
Laser Hazard Class: Hazard Class 2
Measuring Accuracy: +/- 1/16 in.
Measuring Range: 165 ft.
Protection Rating: IP54


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    4.7 / 5.0
    32 Reviews
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    Yes, I would recommend this to a friend (3)
    Easy To Use (2)
    Super Useful!!!
    It's fantastic! It is surprisingly very accurate and an immense time saver when figuring dimensions. The only physical drawback was where the lanyard attaches to the device. The first time I tried pulling from the lanyard out of a workbelt the small thin plastic piece it loops around broke with little effort.

    The "Measure On" app is great to work with once you figure the ins and outs with it. There is still room for improvement (like setting a break in measurement along an already established wall, but is a great experience overall.
    September 12, 2018
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    great for measuring,bad app & battery drain
    I love these, this is my 5th bosch, and this one has bluetooth. It works great, but sometimes measurements are not saved, I have a lot of trouble with the app. and half the time when I go to use it the battery has drained while not in use. So I find this frustrating. Also I find that I have to keep going through the how to videos because when I'm on a jobsite I can't get it to work as expected. I've had this for a year.
    August 28, 2018
    Originally posted at
    Accurate, Long Distance
    PROS: Time saver for solo measuring, move around the room quick. Large measure memory makes it easy to recall what was measured. Indirect measure is a plus. Selecting measuring mode is simple and easily identifiable.
    CONS: Not bright enough to see the laser in bright sun light. Difficult to measure out 165' and see the dot, keep the dot on the target or even see it on siding. Button is hard to push to lock in measure. Can't set precision to 1/32, 1/16 etc. Some functions will get you reading the manual to figure them out.

    When you use the Measure-On app it simplifies tracking measurement, activate the laser, take measurements.

    Recommend Upgrades:
    Add a sight to the unit. Squeeze to measure by simply squeezing the sides, allow level accuracy set to 1/16" or 1/8".
    June 18, 2018
    Originally posted at
    I spent some time researching this laser tool and it has performed as I expected. I will admit that my preference has always been DeWalt, however I'm very happy.
    January 6, 2018
    super cool tools for professonals person and i recomended
    November 22, 2017
    Originally posted at
    Great tools
    I got one last year really I can't do anything without it
    August 28, 2017
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    Not exactly what I expected
    I have had this tool for a few months now and I find that the laser for is not level to the tool, because of this I find that my measuring has to be checked two or three times. Often when turning the tool on it enters modes on it's own.
    August 17, 2017
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    Great - from all angles!
    Excellent features that greatly aid the task of measuring rooms / spaces. If a few more small features were added to the MeasureOn app -- it would be worth paying for!
    August 17, 2017
    Originally posted at
    I bought this about 8 months ago. Connects to my smartphone via Bluetooth. Great Bosch app, you can save projects and measurements. Create pictures with measurements, walls, area calculator, measurement list, floor plans, detailed plans, quick sketch, notes and To do's. Fast measuring. The Best measuring tool I bought.
    August 17, 2017
    Originally posted at
    User-friendly Business Tech Update
    I bought this product to streamline take-offs for jobs and create a "picture" of the scope of work without breaking out the graph paper and spending time at the drafting board. This product brings my business into the 21st century and does it in a rugged durable package with easy user interface. Well done Bosch! As I have come to expect.
    August 17, 2017
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    Will this unit measure in metric as well as English?
    FCB72 on Dec 1, 2015
    BEST ANSWER: This does not measure in metric.