Model#: BSHNGLM80

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Bosch GLM80 265 ft. Lithium-Ion Laser Distance Meter

  • Bosch GLM80 265 ft. Lithium-Ion Laser Distance Meter
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Product Overview


Featured in Popular Science Magazine's Best of What's New, 2011!Bosch introduces the new GLM80 Lithium-Ion Laser Distance Meter, the first 90-degree tilt sensor laser distance measurer powered by Lithium-Ion technology. With a range of up to 265 ft. and the capability to store up to 21 measurements, the GLM80 can handle measurements of basic jobsites with ease.
  • Measures distance up to 265 ft. with up to 1/16 in. accuracy.
  • Dual-Axis 90-Degree tilt sensor enables indirect measurements with one click of a button when unit is handled either vertically or horizontally
  • Lithium-Ion battery allows up to 25,000 measurements per charge
  • Illuminated flip display is easy to read in all directions and/or in dark conditions
  • Min./max. measurement mode and multi-surface area mode for versatility
  • Optional R60 24 in. Measuring Rail (Not Included) transforms the GLM80 into a 24 in. digital level
  • Class 2 Laser Product, < 1mW Power Output, Wavelength 630 - 670 nm
  • 265 ft. Lithium-Ion Laser Distance Meter - GLM80
  • Micro USB Charger
  • Carrying Case
  • Pocket Guide (Quickstart Manual)


Cordless: Yes
Automatic Shutoff: No
Batteries Included: 1
Battery Life (Approx.): 25,000 Measurements
Battery Type: Li-Ion
Laser Class: 2
Laser Diode: 630 - 670nm
Measuring Accuracy: +/- 1/16 in.
Measuring Range: 265 ft.
Output Power: <1mW
Protection Rating: IP54
Wavelength: 630 - 670 nm


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  • Recommendations


    4.6 / 5.0
    38 Reviews
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    1 Star
    Yes, I would recommend this to a friend (7)
    Lightweight (6)
    Ergonomic Design (4)
    Easy To Use (1)
    Powerful (1)
    Best Uses
    Frequent Use (1)
    Large Projects (1)
    Small Projects (1)
    Home Repair (1)
    Very very nice product and very good work iam very happy
    January 6, 2019
    Originally posted at
    Good enough set of features, but...
    1. There is no way to manually decide if you want to measure distance or angle. The device just automatically switch between at reaching certain slope tolerance the device is held in. It's infuriating that whenever I'm measuring distances while holding the device at certain oblique positions, it just switch to angle measurement, and can never be switch back, unless you force-restart it. Very annoying.

    2. The battery died barely two years in usage. As dead. Can no longer be recharged. Compounding the problem is that there is absolutely ZERO support from Bosch in the Philippines. The listed contact numbers are non-existent. Authorized shops will never accept units for repair nor sell parts. Bosch laser devices in the Philippines are basically DISPOSABLE. One tiny problem, and the device should be thrown away.
    July 23, 2018
    Originally posted at
    Need Help!!!!
    I purchase GLM 80 from and happen to found out later that battery died very fast (since i don't check it in the first place. I would like to change the battery and willing to pay. But since my work place is very remote, please help!!!!
    February 19, 2018
    Originally posted at
    Perfect For My Use
    Great product! Small, convenient unit. Use it for measuring both inside rooms and outside measurements for listing and verifying houses in Real Estate. Quick, easy and accurate measurements. Outside measurements taken even on a sunny day. Have not found a desired measurement that I could not get with this unit. Have had this unit for several months and still on the original charge.
    August 17, 2017
    Originally posted at
    I use it just about every day
    I build decks, fences, and various other items out of wood. This little tool is invaluable to quickly measure distances and store them, I always feel like I'm on the cutting edge when I'm at a bid. It's also great for measuring the height of things using the triangulation mode. The only downside is that it doesn't work on sunny days very well.
    August 17, 2017
    Originally posted at
    The only laser measurer
    I use a laser measurer at work every day. When my old Bosch finally died after years of hard use, I was given another brand of measurer. After 2 inspections, I gave it back and asked for a Bosch. The laser dot is easy to see even outside. The operation of the measurer is simple (once you learn the icons). The battery practically lasts forever, and the product is made to last.
    August 16, 2017
    Originally posted at
    Great Unit!!
    I use the GLM-80 for all my site measurements in the production of custom kitchens. It has excellent battery life compared t other units I've used. I would recommend this product.
    July 19, 2017
    Originally posted at
    Best laser measurer
    I had mine for a couple off year and it the best laser distance measure I ever had and the battery last forever .
    July 19, 2017
    Originally posted at
    Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
    Easy To Use
    Ergonomic Design
    Battery Longevity (if applicable)
    Best Uses
    Frequent Use
    Large Projects
    Small Projects
    Home Repair
    Awesome timesaving tool!
    PROS: ACCURATE!!! Lightweight. User friendly. Huge timesaver.

    CONS: Can be difficult to use outdoors without laser glasses. Sometimes has difficulty with metallic substrates and glossy finishes due to laser scatter (use a target in this case).

    I have purchased three of these for myself and my employees - they pay back the investment in time saved the first time you use it. Anything over 50' and outdoors you'll want to throw on a pair of laser glasses if you want to see the dot - not the most powerful. But, this thing is accurate to within 1/8" at 100', and 1/4" anything over that. The days of jacking around with a tape in the wind are over!

    I also use it when figuring what size of aerial lift to use. Just stand in your projected base area and shoot to your working height - takes 30 seconds.

    I sent two guys to layout dimensions for 15,000 square feet of cladding on a building. It took them a day and a half to bring me back 300+ dimensions using a boom lift.

    I have also used this personally in my own home measuring for trim and saved myself several hours with very quick and very accurate layout. It stores the last 20 dimensions with fairly easy recall - read the manual and play with it to figure it out.
    November 4, 2016
    over 2 years ago
    Describe Yourself:
    Accurate and easy to use
    I've been using the GLM 80 for the last 6 months, and I've been very pleased with it. The first few times I used it, I also used a steel tape. The accuracy was spot on, so now I trust it's measurements and have not been let down.

    My uses are almost always indoors. It's very easy to see the dot inside. I did try it outside, and it works great, but at a distance it's hard to spot the red dot in the sun. I had a pair of red glasses that came with a laser level that helped some, but if I were to measure long distances outside I'd probably just grab my measuring tape.

    I'd definitely recommend the GLM 80 for it's accuracy, durability and great battery life.
    February 10, 2016
    Originally posted at

    Questions & Answers

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    does the GLM80 u r selling do both metric and ft and inches?
    Bruce on Feb 9, 2015
    BEST ANSWER: Yes, it can be read in both metric and standard units
    Where is the rangefinder made?
    A shopper on Sep 22, 2016
    BEST ANSWER: Taiwan
    Does the accuracy improve at shorter distances? In other words, what is the accuracy at two feet? I need to have it better than 1/32" at two feet..
    CatMan on Apr 18, 2017

    New Vs. Reconditioned

    What's the difference between New and Factory-Reconditioned?

    Factory-Reconditioned products have been returned to the manufacturer and are restored to like-new operating condition; they go through a rigorous testing and inspection process. Plus, they offer a significant savings vs. new.
    • Reconditioned products may have minor cosmetic blemishes or scratches that do not affect item performance.
    • Reconditioned products may not come with all of the consumables the new version comes with (bits, sanding pads/papers, cases, etc.).
    • Both come with a manufacturer warranty and are covered by our Money Back Guarantee; New is 30 days, Reconditioned is 120 days.
    Condition: New Factory Reconditioned
    Features: Same Same
    Specs: Same Same
    Includes: 265 ft. Lithium-Ion Laser Distance Meter - GLM80,
    Micro USB Charger,
    Carrying Case,
    Pocket Guide (Quickstart Manual)
    265 ft. Rechargeable Lithium-Ion Laser Distance Meter - GLM80,
    Micro USB Charger,
    Carrying Case
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    Warranty: 1 Year Limited null