|Item Weight||14.9 ounces|
|Package Dimensions||7.8 x 7.2 x 2.1 inches|
|Item model number||GLR225|
|Batteries||4 AAA batteries required. (included)|
|Item Package Quantity||1|
|Battery Cell Type||Alkaline|
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Bosch GLR225 Laser Distance Measurer (Discontinued by Manufacturer)
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- Accuracy: +/- 1/16-Inch (1.5mm)
- Range: +/- 2-Inches to 230-foot(0.05mm to 70m)
- Multi-surface area mode: Calculates the total area of several individual surfaces with a common length or height
- Seven measuring modes: Length, area, volume, min/max, continuous, indirect length, multi-surface area measurements for versatile applications
- Built-in vial bubble: Provides visual reference when measuring horizontal distances
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GLR225 Laser Measure
The Bosch GLR225 Laser Measure provides incredibly accurate long-distance measurements, up to 225 ft. at an accuracy of 1/16", using Bosch's Precision Laser Technology. Helping to remove imprecision, this laser measure can help operators such as masons, contractors and carpenters calculate areas, angles and more. It can also help users find indirect measurements, if a distance is blocked by an object.
(1) GLR225 Laser Measure, (4) AAA Batteries, (1) Hand Strap, (1) Carrying Case
- Accuracy: Up to ± 1/16-inch
- Measuring Format: Metric & SAE
- Range: Up to 225 Feet
Calculations Made Easy
The Bosch GLR225 has seven measuring modes, making it a valuable and versatile tool. These modes include the standard calculations – length, area and volume. It calculates area with two measurements and volumes with only three measurements. It can calculate indirect length for those distances that cannot be measured directly because of an obstruction or a lack of reflecting surface, by using the Pythagorean Theorem. The measure also has a multisurface area mode, which calculates the total area of different distinct surfaces with a common length or height.
Forward Operation and Ease of Use
The Bosch GLR225 Laser Measure also has a continuous minimum/maximum mode, which accurately measures to the shortest/longest distance from a fixed reference point, to find plumb lines and diagonals. It combines a well-thought-out design with a wide range of measurement systems: inches, feet and inches, decimal feet, and metric. The laser beam is every easy to master; just point, click and the measurement is there.
Adaptable Measuring by Design
The laser measure provides several reference points: from the back edge for most measurements, from front edge from the side of a wall or table, and from the middle of the tripod thread. Users can also employ the swing-out extension measuring pin when starting the measurement from the corner. It has a large, readable graphic display, and a tactical function-focused keyboard that places the most-used functions in close reach.
Practical Features for Functionality
The Bosch GLR225 was devised to be practical out of the box for varied purposes. For example, it has a built-in bubble vial to provide visual reference when measuring horizontal distances, to help eliminate guesswork. This workhorse laser measure carries an IP54 rating, meaning that it’s protected against dust and water, providing a longer product life.
The Job Just Got Easier
With Bosch laser technology, users are able to be more productive and more profitable – with greater accuracy and precision on the job site. By offering an extensive range of line lasers, laser measures, rotary lasers, point lasers, digital levels, optical levels and measuring tool accessories, Bosch is able to provide solutions for a wide variety of applications. With Bosch measuring tools users are able to work smarter, not harder.
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INCLUDES: (1) Laser Distance Measurer (4) AAA Batteries FEATURES: Accurate to within 1/16" and 230' range Fast, Easy and Accurate Measuring Precision Laser Measuring Technology Seven Measuring Modes - Length, area volume, min./max., continuous, indirect length, multi-surface area measurements for versatile applications Four Measuring Reference Points - Back, front, swing-out extension pin for measuring from inside corners or channels, or center of optional tripod Multi-Surface Area Mode - Calculates the total area of several individual surfaces with a common length or height Pocket-Sized at only 4-in tall - The World’s smallest laser rangefinder SPECIFICATIONS: Accuracy:+/- 1/16" (1.5 mm) Battery Life:Approximately 30,000 Individual Measurements Country of Origin:Malaysia Dimensions:4″ x 2-5/16″ x 1-1/4″ (100 mm x 68 mm x 32 mm) )Laser Class:2Laser Diode:635 nm, 1mW Measuring Time: 0.5 sec
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but no, the worst problem with the glr225 manual is there are a couple of drawings in the front section with numbered features and buttons and display items which are so important that you literally cannot read the rest of the manual without them as it refers to numbers and not to button labels or features. craziest thing i ever saw, to save 3 or 4 characters they make you go back to the two pages that have the rosetta-stone key and there is no way to fold those essential pages out for viewing along with the text that refers to them. here are two examples to give the flavor:
"For length measurements, push button 5 ... | ... To change the unit of measure, push button 13 ... "
the pdf version of the manual was not on the web site, but a pleasant surprise was when i accidentally hit the 'chat' button on the bosch website late in the evening and a helpful support person popped up and emailed me the pdf manual without any hesitation. full marks there! once i had the pdf version i was able to save the numbered drawing pages off as separate pdf files and then i could pull them up and display them continually as i read the rest of the manual that referred to them.
there's really not much to say about the device itself. as i say, i have no background in construction or the use of such devices, but i was able--despite a lack of descriptive text and having to decode pictures--to perform nearly every function this meter offers to my satisfaction. i'm still a little unclear how the min/max function works or what it is for (i notice it keeps the laser on continually), but i've only been through the manual once, so i'll bet i get it on the 2nd or 3rd try.
i closely compared this device against 3 or 4 other devices at up to twice the price and just when i found a feature on one of the other devices the bosch didn't seem to offer i would discover a way to do it on the glr225. and even i began to see the worth of the simplicity of the display on the bosch. the display is crisp and clear, but the lack of a backlight is a shortcoming, but to be fair, some laser tape units that have backlights don't measure up (sorry!) to the boschs' capabilities.
The unit is hefty. The case is made of sturdy plastic, in part, and also sports an easy-to-grip rubber outer surface which is pleasant to the touch and affords some protection accidental from damage. It seems to be solidly constructed. The battery compartment is easily accessed and the batteries are not cramped -- they are easy to replace.
There is no backlight.
The buttons, although small, are generally well laid out and well labeled but in my opinion, some improvements could have been made.
The buttons are embodied as that common bubble / diaphragm panel structure which is ubiquitous in many electronic devices. This implementation requires considerable pressure to activate the unit's function buttons.
The button which is to be depressed at the instant of measurement requires substantial pressure; the distance "laser spot" moves in response to a reaction which results from a finger press. If the designers had seen fit to construct at least this one button differently so that it is were more sensitive, it would be much easier and less frustrating to exact measurements from small and distantly lasered targets.
The GLR225's has the ability to measure distances from its front as well as from the rear surfaces (rear is the default). It can also make indirect length measurements by use of the Pythagorean theorem. Obtaining an accurate measurement by this method is very difficult because of inaccuracy of judgment as to when you are directly abeam, or 90° to the spot on the surface be measured.
The common representations of units of measurement for the metric system and for the English system are represented and easily changeable from one to the other by stepping through the m/ft button. However, when the numbers from memory are displayed, not all units of measurements are available.
in their respective manuals, the GLR225 is called a "Rangefinder"; the DLR130 is called a "Distance Measurer". The GLR225's instructions are carelessly written; and some errors occur; it was obviously cut-and-pasted form its older sibling, the DLR130. It's a small passport-size booklet, 19 pages, on newsprint type paper. The unit's parts are labeled by number on one main diagram, pg.2; the numbered parts are named on pg.9; this makes for a great deal of page-flipping in this booklet when item numbers only are called out in the discussion.
The Bosch Rangefinder and its manual are made in Malaysia. I suspect the thing was designed in Germany because Bosch is a German company, well respected worldwide for its quality tools amongst other things.
A standard threaded hole is provided on the bottom of the unit in order to attach the GLR225 to a tripod. Four measuring reference points are provided: back, front, tripod attachment point and a metal swing-out extension pin for measuring from inside corners or channels. In actual use, successive button presses do not seem to step through these four successive measuring positions in sequence, sometimes skipping the position which the user wants to select.
When using the tripod attachment point, a convenient provision is made -- unlike for the DLR130 -- allowing one to measure one distance, rotate the unit 180° to measure the opposite distance and thus obtain a total by using the "M+" button.
The unit also sports as small bubble level to provide a rough visual reference when measuring horizontal distances.
Its box is standard, of the kind one might see hanging from a display hook at a hardware store. The packaging was clearly not designed by Steve Jobs.
A uselessly small carrying case is provided; many complaints have been noted by other online reviewers. This is a gross oversight on the part of Bosch's management and quality control, in my opinion. The GLR225 comes with a handy wrist strap; the DLR130 does not, although it also has an attachment point for such a lanyard. (To see a good picture, G0OGL 'nowscape bosh').
The warning labels affixed to both sides of this unit are small and impossible to read.
ACCURACY AND RANGE
The shortest distance of measurement given in the specification is 2 inches. I have been unable to achieve the measurement of the maximum distance of 230 feet claimed according to the manual. My maximum measurement at night, onto a snow bank, was 170 feet. The message "Err" obtains when an out-of-range measurement is attempted.
I have not tried to verify Bosch's accuracy claim but I have compared this unit's results with those of its sibling, the GLR225 Rangefinder and almost always identical readings result on both units. When do they differ, the difference is only in the third digit to the right of the decimal point in the metric system display (see image).
I have taken measurements using a tripod, to a spot and obtained exactly the same readings ad nauseam.
The units can display three decimal positions after the decimal point but when measurements are transferred to the memory only two decimal positions remain visible on the display.
I purchased both of these units. After testing the Bosch GLR225 and the DLR130 I've decided to use the DLR130. It's a little bit less confusing to use since it has fewer bells and whistles.
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A queer thing happened when I tried to take pictures of the DLR130 and GLR225 side by side. I used a flash. The display of the GLR225 always was blank in the pictures! It was frustrating; I'd assumed that the thing always just timed out and had shut itself off during the setup time for the photos. I eventually came to realize that the camera's flash caused the GLR225 to turn off at the instant (actually just before) the image was recorded on the CCD of the camera!