The new Bosch GLM 15 laser distance measurement tool is super compact and can measure distances of up to 50 feet with 1/8″ accuracy. It’s very simply designed with just one button.
Press the red button to activate the distance measurer’s continuous measurement mode, and press the button a second time to hold and display a single measurement. You can hold a measurement while the device continues to take continuous measurements, which allows for quick comparison between two lengths.
The GLM 15 is powered by 2x AAA batteries, which should also give you a good sense of how small it is.
If you want something a little more fully featured, the Bosch GLM 100C that we reviewed is a nice model with Bluetooth connectivity, 330 ft range, and a slew of built-in calculator and layout functions.
It is obvious what Bosch was going for with the GLM 15, which is essentially a bare-bones no-frills laser distance measurement tool. It’s a teeny tiny pocketable laser measurement device meant for quick up-to-50-feet distance measurements.
I also don’t think I have ever seen a brand-name laser distance measurement tool at this price point. Most distance measurement tools at $50 or less are built with ultrasonic sensors, which are sometimes less accurate and can more finicky to use at longer distances.
There really aren’t many (any?) brand-name laser-based distance measurement tools for $50. Most that I have seen are around $75+.
This looks like a great choice if you’ve been wanting a quick and simple to use laser distance tool with 50-foot range. There are of course longer ranged and more fully-featured models on the market, but none are anywhere as compact or inexpensive as the GLM 15.