Leica DISTO ™ FAQs

Leica Disto frequently asked questions

A selection of “Frequently Asked Questions” about our Leica DISTO ™ products:

Does the Leica DISTO measure in Metric or Imperial?

All the Leica DISTO’s (D110, D2, D210, X310, D5, D510, D8 and D810) have the option of displaying the readings in either feet or inches.

Do Leica DISTO's work outside?

The D5, D510, D8 and D810 have been designed work outdoors with an integral viewfinder. This enables the user to see the point of measurement over long distances and in bright sunlight.

Do the Leica DISTO’s have a warranty?

Yes, all Leica DISTO ™ products come with a 3 Year Manufacturer backed warranty. Simply return them to us and we will replace the faulty device with a replacement device and deal with the repairs. (please contact us for the full returns policy)

Can you connect a Leica DISTO ™ to a PC or Hand Held computer?

The Leica DISTO A6 has a Bluetooth connection to these devices. No other Leica DISTO is capable of connection even with a cable. The PC or hand held device will need to be on site, as the Leica DISTO A6 has limited storage to the last 19 measurments.

What are the measuring ranges of the devices?

In summary: The Leica DISTO A2 is 60 Metres (indoor only), Leica DISTO ™ A3 and Leica DISTO D3 100 Metres, Leica DISTO A5 and Leica DISTO A6 and Leica DISTO A8 are 200 Metres.

Can you measure areas and Volumes?

The D2, D210, X310, D5, D510, D8 and D810 all have the option to measure areas and volumes. The D110 is limited to area measurements only.

How accurate is Leica DISTO ™ at 0.5m, 1m to 200m?

The tolerance is not proportional to the measured distance, it is the same over the entire distance. However, over long distances, additional errors of ±5 ppm (parts per million) (±0.5mm/100m) come into play.

Which is the best DISTO for my needs?

Please call us on 0845 257 2188 and we would be pleased discuss your requirements and advise on the best device for your needs. We offer also a 30 day trial period. This will enable you to test the product in your normal working environment.

Do you get a carrying case with the Leica DISTO?

YES, all Leica DISTO’s supplied by us have a protective carrying case included. They also have batteries and a carrying loop.

I have purchase another measuring device (sonic) from the hardware / DIY store and find that it is very inaccurate, why is the Leica DISTO ™ different?

Sonic measureThere are two types of devices on the market. Laser measuring and Sonic measuring devices. The Leica DISTO ™ is very accurate using pin point accurate laser light, the Sonic devices often found at DIY / Hardware use sound to measure the distances that has a greater level of inaccuracy, measures over shorter distances only and may easily offer false readings as the sound may bounce off objects or furniture.

I understand that the Leica DISTO’s can now measure inclines?

Yes, the Leica DISTO X310, DISTO D5, DISTO D510, DISTO D8 and the Leica DISTO D810 touch all have tilt sensors. Whilst the DISTO D5 is limited to 45°, the DISTO X310, DISTO D510, DISTO D8 and DISTO D810 touch have the ability to measure 360° and, with the exception of the DISTO X310, they can also be used to measure outside.

Why is the IP rating so important?

The IP rating relates to an international classification system for the sealing effectiveness of enclosures of electrical equipment against the intrusion into the equipment of foreign bodies (i.e. tools, dust, fingers) and moisture. This classification system utilises the letters “IP” (“Ingress Protection”) followed by two digits.

The first digit of the IP code relates to the degree that equipment is protected against solid foreign bodies intruding into an enclosure in the unit:

The two that we are most interest in when discussing Leica Site survey equipment is classification 5 and 6 

5 Protection from the amount of dust that would interfere with the operation of the equipment.
6 Dust tight.

The second digit of the IP code indicates the degree of protection of the equipment inside the enclosure against the harmful entry of various forms of moisture (e.g. dripping, spraying or water submersion, etc.)

4 Protection from splashed water.
5 Protection from water projected from a nozzle Rain
6 Protection against heavy splashed rain or powerful jets of water.
7 Protection against water immersion.

Leica equipment is always built to be Site Proof.  Please check the IP rating to confirm resilience to you specific working conditions.  Leica Warranties vary from 2 Year thru to 5 Year knock down warranties covering most site incidents.  Please check each Leica products from details of specific warranties. Find out more about IP Ratings >>

How do you change the battery on the Leica DISTO D2 – Smallest laser measuring device?

The Leica DISTO D2 has been manufacturer to be water and dust resistant to IP54 standard. The battery case has to fix firmly into the housing and create a strong seal.. The following instructions will assist you in removing the battery cover from the Leica DISTO D2. View instructions >>

 

This list is not complete, and we always welcome questions. For free friendly advice simply call 0800 292 2188 and ask for a Leica DISTO ™ product specialist or email sales@laser-measure.co.uk

 

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1. How can I remove the pocket clip of the DISTO D110?

Please proceed as follows to remove the pocket clip. Please press the bottom of the device to unlock and remove the clip.

2. How can I attach the pocket clip to the D110?

Please proceed as follows to attach the pocket clip. Please insert the clip through the gap in the bottom of the device.

3. How can I open the battery compartment? 

In order to open the battery compartment on the pocket clip needs to be removed. After removing the clip, the battery compartment can be opened.

4. What is the maximum measuring range of the Leica DISTO D110?

The device measures distances between 0.2 up to 60 meters.

5. What functions are implemented in the DISTO D110?

You can measure distances, areas and execute continuous measurements. You can transfer all measurements via Bluetooth® Smart.

6. How can I turn the beep of the D110 on / off?

By pressing the Bluetooth® key and the area key together for 2 Sec the beep can be turned on / off.

7. How can I turn on/off Bluetooth® on the DISTO D110?

By pressing the Bluetooth® key for 2 seconds.

8. How can I get one extra year of warranty for the Leica DISTO D110?

Our standard warranty of 2 years can be extended by one additional year if you register your device on www.disto.com within eight weeks of the purchase date. If the product is not registered, a two year warranty applies.  

9. What does it mean when I attempt a measurement but the unit shows a number on the display versus my measured value?

This is a message code. The numbers are displayed if a successful measurement could not be performed. The user himself can correct the measuring situation to achieve a measurement. Below you can find a table showing corrective actions:

No. Cause Correction
204 Calculation error Perform measurement again.
240 Data transfer error Repeat procedure.
252 Temperature too high Let device cool down.
253 Temperature too low Warm device up.
254 Battery voltage too low for measurements Change batteries.
255 Received signal too weak, measuring time too long

Change target surface (e.g. white paper).

256 Received signal too high Change target surface (e.g. white paper).
257 Too much background light Shadow target area.
258 Measurement outside of measuring range Correct range.
260 Laser beam interrupted Repeat measurement.

10. What does ISO 16331-1 standard mean?

When products and services meet our expectations, we tend to take this for granted and be unaware of the role of standards. However, when standards are absent, we soon notice. We care when products turn out to be of poor quality or are unreliable or dangerous. An ISO Standard ensures consistent quality and reliability for a product. 
The range and accuracy of laser distance meters depend greatly on lighting conditions and the reflective properties of the target object. For Leica Geosystems it is important that the performance of the device is maintained not only in the test laboratory but even more so on everyday site tasks. Therefore we have worked with external experts to develop a global standard to test and specify laser distance meters and allow comparisons between devices of different manufacturers. Instruments tested in accordance with ISO 16331-1 achieve their promises.

11. What Bluetooth® technology is integrated in the Leica DISTO D110? 

The Leica DISTO D110 has Bluetooth® SMART. The devices is working with smartphones or tablets with Bluetooth® 4.0, or are “Smart Ready”. It is also required that the operating system supports this Bluetooth® standard which is the case for iOS devices, Android devices 4.3 or higher, and Windows 8.0 or higher.

12. Can I send measuring data from a Leica DISTO D110 to iOS mobile devices? 

Yes, the Leica DISTO™ D110 can communicate with iOS mobile devices. It’s possible to send measuring data to an iPhone (iPhone 4S, iPhone 5, iPhone 5s, iPhone 5c), iPad3, iPad 4, iPad mini, iPod touch (Gen. 5). (--> Bluetooth® 4.0)

13. Can I send measuring data from a Leica DISTO D110 to Android devices? 

Yes, the Leica DISTO™ D110 can communicate also with Android devices, with operating system 4.3 or higher, and which have integrated Bluetooth 4.0. Used apps should support the corresponding Bluetooth® standard (e.g. Leica DISTO™ sketch).

14. Can I send measuring data from a Leica DISTO D110 to a Windows computer? 

It is possible to send data to computers running with Windows 8.1 by using the free software DISTO transfer. This free software you can download from our DISTO webpage. Windows 7 and older Windows operating systems do not support Bluetooth 4.0 and therefore do not support data transfer from the Leica DISTO™ D110.

15. Can I send measuring data from a Leica DISTO D110 to Windows mobile, Windows RT or a Blackberry device? 

No, this is not possible.

16. Does the Leica DISTO D110 offer apps?

Yes. We offer the Leica DISTO™ sketch app. The app is available free of charge for iOS devices on iTunes, and for Android devices on Google play.

This list is not complete, and we always welcome questions. For free friendly advice simply call 0800 292 2188 and ask for a Leica DISTO ™ product specialist or email sales@laser-measure.co.uk

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1. Does the Leica DISTO D2 measure in Metric or Imperial?

All the Leica DISTO's including the Leica DISTO D2 have the option of displaying the readings in either feet or inches.

2. Does the Leica DISTO D2 work outside?

The Leica DISTO D2 is designed as an internal laser measure. It is limited by the distance you can see the laser beam. For external measurements see the Leica DISTO ™ D2 and Leica DISTO D8 that use an integrated videol viewfinder for targeting over longer distances.

3. Can you measure areas and Volumes?

Yes the Leica DISTO D2 has both Area and volume features.

4. I have purchase another measuring device (sonic) from the hardware / DIY store and find that it is very inaccurate, why is the Leica DISTO ™ different?

There are two types of devices on the market. Laser measuring and Sonic measuring devices. The Leica DISTO ™ is very accurate using pin point accurate laser light, the Sonic devices often found at DIY / Hardware use sound to measure the distances that has a greater level of inaccuracy, measures over shorter distances only and may easily offer false readings as the sound may bounce off objects or furniture. See articles section >>.

How to change the batteries with the Leica DISTO D2?

The easiest way is like this:

Changing batteries in the Leica DISTO D2

This list is not complete, and we always welcome questions. For free friendly advice simply call 0800 292 2188 and ask for a Leica DISTO ™ product specialist or email sales@laser-measure.co.uk

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1. What happens if a number is visible on the display of my Leica DISTO D2 Bluetooth?

This is a message code. The numbers are displayed if a successful measurement could not be performed. The user can correct the measuring situation to achieve a measurement. Below you can find the spread sheet from the manual with the corrections:

No. Cause Correction
204 Calculation error Perform measurement again.
240 Data transfer error Repeat procedure
252 Temperature too high Let device cool down.
253 Temperature too low Warm device up.
255 Received signal too weak, measuring time too long Change target surface (e.g. white paper).
256 Received signal too high Change target surface (e.g. white paper).
257 Too much background light Shadow target area.
258 Measurement outside of measuring range Correct range.
260 Laser beam interrupted Repeat measurement.

2. How to switch off/on the beep?

The beep on your Leica DISTO D2 Bluetooth can be switched off (and on) with a long press simultaneously on Func key and Bluetooth key.

3. What exactly is the painter function on my Leica DISTO D2 Bluetooth and how does it work?

The painter function calculates the sum of several individual  wall surfaces with a common height. Press func key 1x to go to the area function.
Press DIST key and measure the first wall length, press plus or -minus key again and measure the next wall length. The distance is automatically calculated. Repeat the procedure, until you have measured all wall lengths.
2nd measurement: Measure the wall height.
The result displays automatically the wall areas, which you have selected.

4. Which formula stands behind the indirect measuring function Pythagoras?

In any rectangular triangle, the theorem of Pythagoras is valid: a²+b²=c². This means the other way round: c=radical of (a²+b²) or b=radical of (c²-a²). One side of the triangle can be calculated, if the other two sides are known. Therefore it is important that the DISTO™ measuring points are at the same level and that measurement 2 is rectangular. With a long press on the DIST-key the minimum function can be activated to get the shortest distance for measurement 2.

5. How to switch off/on the display illumination on the Leica DISTO D2 Bluetooth?

The illumination can be switched off (and on) with a long press simultaneously on plus key and reference key.

6. What exactly is the painter function on the Leica DISTO D2 Bluetooth and how does it work?

The painter function calculates the sum of several individual wall surfaces with a common height.

  1. Press func key 1x to go to the area function.
  2. Press plus or minus key and measure the first wall length, press plus or minus key again and measure the next wall length. The distance is automatically calculated. Repeat the procedure, until you have measured all wall lengths.
  3. 2nd measurement: Measure the wall height.

The result displays automatically the wall areas, which you have selected.

7. Which formula stands behind the indirect measuring function Pythagoras?

In any rectangular triangle, the theorem of Pythagoras is valid: a²+b²=c². This means the other way round: c=radical of (a²+b²) or b=radical of (c²-a²). One side of the triangle can be calculated, if the other two sides are known. Therefore it is important that the DISTO™ measuring points are at the same level and that measurement 2 is rectangular. With a long press on the DIST-key the minimum function can be activated to get the shortest distance for measurement 2.

8. Can I use the Leica DISTO D2 Bluetooth with rechargeable batteries?

Yes, it is possible to use with standard rechargeable batteries. The more powerful the charger system is, the longer you can measure with the Leica DISTO™. We offer a powerful charger system, which is ideal to use with DISTO™: Leica charger UC20 with 2 Micro AAA NiMH batteries. For more information, please check our accessories.

9. What accessories are recommended for use with Leica DISTO D2 Bluetooth?

For measuring of long distances we recommend to use our Leica target plates. If the laser dot is not visible, we recommend you to wear laser glasses (GLB30).

10. How can I get an extra year’s warranty?

Our standard warranty of 2 years can be extended by one additional year if you register your device on our website http://www.disto.com/ within eight weeks of the purchase date. If the product is not registered, a two year warranty applies.

11. What does ISO 16331-1 tested mean

When products and services meet our expectations, we tend to take this for granted and be unaware of the role of standards. However, when standards are absent, we soon notice. We soon care when products turn out to be of poor quality or are unreliable or dangerous. An ISO Standard ensures consistent quality and reliability for a product. The range and accuracy of laser distance meters depend greatly on lighting conditions and the reflective properties of the target object. For Leica Geosystems it is important that the performance of the device is maintained not only in the test laboratory but even more so on everyday site tasks. Therefore we have worked with external experts to develop a global standard to test and specify laser distance meters and allow comparisons between devices of different manufacturers. Instruments tested in accordance with ISO 16331-1 achieve their promises. Further information can be found on the Leica Geosystems website.

12. How can I turn on/off Bluetooth® on the device?

By pressing the Bluetooth® key for 2 seconds.

13. What Bluetooth® technology is integrated in the Leica DISTO D2 Bluetooth?

The Leica DISTO™ D2 has Bluetooth® SMART. The devices is working with smartphones or tablets with Bluetooth® 4.0, or are “Smart Ready”. It is also required that the operating system supports this Bluetooth® standard which is the case for iOS devices, Android devices 4.3 or higher, and Windows 8.0 or higher.

14. Can I send measuring data from a Leica DISTO D2 Bluetooth to iOS mobile devices?

Yes, the Leica DISTO™ D2 can communicate with iOS mobile devices. It’s possible to send measuring data to an iPhone (iPhone 4S, iPhone 5, iPhone 5s, iPhone 5c), iPad3, iPad 4, iPad mini, iPod touch (Gen. 5). (--> Bluetooth® 4.0)

15. Can I send measuring data from a Leica DISTO D2 Bluetooth to Android devices?

Yes, the Leica DISTO D2 Bluetooth can communicate also with Android devices, with operating system 4.3 or higher, and which have integrated Bluetooth 4.0. Used apps should support the corresponding Bluetooth® standard (e.g. Leica DISTO™ sketch).

16. Can I send measuring data from a Leica DISTO™ D2 to a Windows computer?

It is possible to send data to computers running with Windows 8.1 by using the free software DISTO transfer. This free software you can download from our DISTO webpage. Windows 7 and older Windows operating systems do not support Bluetooth 4.0 and therefore do not support data transfer from the Leica DISTO D2 Bluetooth.

17. Can I send measuring data from a Leica DISTO D2 Bluetooth to Windows mobile, Windows RT or a Blackberry device?

No, this is not possible.

18. Does the Leica DISTO D2 Bluetooth offer apps?

Yes. We offer the Leica DISTO™ sketch app. The app is available free of charge for iOS devices on iTunes, and for Android devices on Google play.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This list is not complete, and we always welcome questions. For free friendly advice simply call 0800 292 2188 and ask for a Leica DISTO ™ product specialist or email sales@laser-measure.co.uk

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1. What happens if a number is visible on the display of my Leica DISTO D210?

This is a message code. The numbers are displayed if a successful measurement could not be performed. The user can correct the measuring situation to achieve a measurement. Below you can find the spread sheet from the manual with the corrections:

No. Cause Correction
204 Calculation error Perform measurement again.
252 Temperature too high Let device cool down.
253 Temperature too low Warm device up.
255 Received signal too weak, measuring time too long Change target surface (e.g. white paper).
256 Received signal too high Change target surface (e.g. white paper).
257 Too much background light Shadow target area.
258 Measurement outside of measuring range Correct range.
260 Laser beam interrupted Repeat measurement.

2. How to switch off/on the beep?

The beep on your Leica DISTO D210 can be switched off (and on) with a long press simultaneously on minus key and reference key.

3. How can I activate the keypad lock on my Leica DISTO D210?

To activate the keypad lock, press CLEAR/OFF key and minus key simultaneously for 2 sec.

4. How can I deactivate the keypad lock?

To deactivate the keypad lock press the ON/DIST key and afterwards (within 2 Sec.) the MINUS key. Now the keypad lock is deactivated and the device is switched on.

5. How to switch off/on the display illumination on the Leica DISTO D210?

The illumination can be switched off (and on) with a long press simultaneously on plus key and reference key.

6. What exactly is the painter function on the Leica DISTO D210 and how does it work?

The painter function calculates the sum of several individual wall surfaces with a common height.

  1. Press func key 1x to go to the area function.
  2. Press plus or minus key and measure the first wall length, press plus or minus key again and measure the next wall length. The distance is automatically calculated. Repeat the procedure, until you have measured all wall lengths.
  3. 2nd measurement: Measure the wall height.

The result displays automatically the wall areas, which you have selected.

7. Which formula stands behind the indirect measuring function Pythagoras?

In any rectangular triangle, the theorem of Pythagoras is valid: a²+b²=c². This means the other way round: c=radical of (a²+b²) or b=radical of (c²-a²). One side of the triangle can be calculated, if the other two sides are known. Therefore it is important that the Leica DISTO D210 measuring points are at the same level and that measurement 2 is rectangular. With a long press on the DIST-key the minimum function can be activated to get the shortest distance for measurement 2.

8. Can I use the Leica DISTO D210 with rechargeable batteries?

Yes, it is possible to use with standard rechargeable batteries. The more powerful the charger system is, the longer you can measure with the Leica DISTO™. We offer a powerful charger system, which is ideal to use with DISTO™: Leica charger UC20 with 2 Micro AAA NiMH batteries, For more information, please check our accessories.

9. What accessories are recommended for use with Leica DISTO D210?

For measuring of long distances we recommend to use our Leica target plates. If the laser dot is not visible, we recommend you to wear laser glasses (GLB30).

10. How can I get an extra year’s warranty?

Our standard warranty of 2 years can be extended by one additional year if you register your device on the Leica Geosystems website within eight weeks of the purchase date. If the product is not registered, a two year warranty applies.

11. What does ISO 16331-1 tested mean

When products and services meet our expectations, we tend to take this for granted and be unaware of the role of standards. However, when standards are absent, we soon notice. We soon care when products turn out to be of poor quality or are unreliable or dangerous. An ISO Standard ensures consistent quality and reliability for a product. The range and accuracy of laser distance meters depend greatly on lighting conditions and the reflective properties of the target object. For Leica Geosystems it is important that the performance of the device is maintained not only in the test laboratory but even more so on everyday site tasks. Therefore we have worked with external experts to develop a global standard to test and specify laser distance meters and allow comparisons between devices of different manufacturers. Instruments tested in accordance with ISO 16331-1 achieve their promises. Further information can be found on the Leica Geosystems website.

This list is not complete, and we always welcome questions. For free friendly advice simply call 0800 292 2188 and ask for a Leica DISTO ™ product specialist or email sales@laser-measure.co.uk

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How accurate is the tilt sensor in the Leica DISTO D3?

The accuracy of the tilt sensor is ± 0.3o to the laser beam and ±0.3o to the housing. The accuracy varies according to the measured angle and distance. The horizontal distance error (fd) and the height error (fh) can be calculated as follows:
fd = horizontal distance error
d = measured distance
a = angle at which the distance is measured
fa = possible angular error fd = d * cos (a) – d * cos (a + fa)

For example, if a distance of 10m is measured at an angle of 10o, the error on the direct horizontal distance (fd) is 9mm.
If a distance of 10m is measured an angle of 45o, the error on the direct horizontal distance (fd) is 37mm.  To obtain the best result using indirect measurement and minimise the deviation, the device should be held as close to the horizontal as possible.  

What is the angular range of the tilt sensor in the Leica DISTO D3?

The integral tilt sensor in the Leica DISTO D3 functions in the range ± 45o and at a transverse tilt of > ± 10o. The display indicates if the tilt is in the range >± 50o. A line appears on the display with the text max. and an infocode i 160, which means that the device is being used outside its permissible range. If the device is held at > ± 10o transversely, a similar line appears on the display, which indicates the transverse tilt with the text “max”. The infocode i 156 indicates that the device is tilted too much and that you should be aware that inaccurate measurements would be taken.    

What units of tilt are integrated into the Leica DISTO D3?

You can set the Leica DISTO D3 to use different units of tilt. The user can select between o and %. The units can be changed in menu item 2

Can a Leica DISTO D3 be calibrated by the user?

The user can calibrate the device’s tilt sensor. The angle sensor is switched on by pressing the function key once. Then two measurements are taken on a flat surface. The first measurement is taken and a note is made of the measured angle a. The device is then turned through exactly 180o, the second measurement is taken and a note is made of the measured angle b. The value x to which the device must be corrected is calculated as follows:

x = -(a+b) /2

The calibration mode is then entered by pressing keys “Clear Off” and the “Function key” both at the same time for 2 seconds. The correction value x can be entered here using the “plus” and “minus” keys. The entered value is stored and implemented by pressing the “Menu/=” key.  

Is it possible to obtain detailed information about the measurements taken?

Yes, it is possible to obtain detailed information about the measurements of areas and volumes in the Leica DISTO D3: After the measurements have been taken (area/volume), the “Area/Volume” key must be held down and then detailed information about the measurements carried out is shown in the display.   

What accessories are recommended for the Leica DISTO D3?

For long distances we recommend using a tripod, even indoors. A tripod provides additional steadiness and therefore allows accurate targeting, especially over long distances. We particularly recommend the Leica TRI100 tripod. Can the Leica DISTO D3 also be used to measure horizontal angles? No, the integral tilt sensor can only measure vertical angles. If the device is held at a transverse tilt angle greater than ±10o the display shows an infocode 156, which means that the device is required to be held level (transversely).

Which customer segment would find the Leica DISTO D3 of most use for everyday tasks?

The Leica DISTO ™ D3 is a great measurement aid for a wide range of target groups and is a superbly multitalented device for indoor tasks. The device is particularly suitable, but of course not exclusively, for the following users: architects, interior architects, electricians, carpenters, kitchen installers, floor layers, joiners, heating engineers, window installers, decorators and many others.

Can the automatic key and display illumination be switched off from the device?

The automatic key and display illumination can be switched off in menu item 6. If the sensor is switched off, the device no longer illuminates the keys or display.

Can the historical storage memory in the device be erased?

The historical storage memory in the device can be erased by pressing the “Clear Off” and “Storage” keys (both pressed at the same time and held for 2 seconds). 

This list is not complete, and we always welcome questions. For free friendly advice simply call 0800 292 2188 and ask for a Leica DISTO ™ product specialist or email sales@laser-measure.co.uk

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Leica DISTO X310 - Frequently asked questions.

What happens if a number is visible on the display?

This is a message code. The numbers are displayed if a successful measurement could not be performed. The user itself can correct the measuring situation to achieve a measurement. Below you can find the spread sheet from the Leica DISTO X310 manual with the corrections:

No. Cause Correction
156 Transverse tilt greater then 10° Hold the instrument without any transverse tilt
162 Calibration mistake Make sure, the device is placed on an absolutely horizontal and flat surface. Repeat the calibration procedure. If the mistake still occurs, contact your dealer.
204 Calculation error Perform measurement again.
252 Temperature too high Let device cool down.
253 Temperature too low Warm device up.
255 Received signal too weak, measuring time too long Change target surface (e.g. white paper).
256 Received signal too high Change target surface (e.g. white paper).
257 Too much background light Shadow target area.
258 Measurement outside of measuring range Correct range.
260 Laser beam interrupted Repeat measurement.

How to switch off/on the beep?

The beep can be switched off (and on) with a long press simultaneously on minus key and reference key.

How to switch off/on the display illumination?

The illumination can be switched off (and on) with a long press simultaneously on plus key and reference key.

How can I activate the keypad lock?

To activate the keypad lock, press CLEAR/OFF key and minus key simultaneously for 2 sec. To deactivate the keypad lock, press ON/DIST key and within 2 sec minus key.

How can I deactivate the keypad lock?

To deactivate the keypad lock press the ON/DIST key and afterwards (within 2 Sec.) the MINUS key. Now the keypad lock is deactivated and the device is switched on.

What is the angular range of the Leica DISTO X310?

The angular range of the Leica DISTO™ X310 is 360°.

What units of tilt can be used for the Leica DISTO X310?

The following units can be used: °, %.

What exactly is the painter function and how does it work?

The painter function calculates the sum of several individual wall surfaces with a common height. Press func key 1x to go to the area function. Press plus- or minus key and measure the first wall length, press plus or -minus key again and measure the next wall length. The distance is automatically calculated. Repeat the procedure, until you have measured all wall lengths. 2nd measurement: Measure the wall height. The result displays automatically the wall areas, which you have selected.

How can I clean the DISTO X310?

The device with its keypad and display can be easily cleaned under running water. Attention should be taken, that the water-jet is not directed onto the optical lens. If water is on the optical lens, it should be removed with a soft cloth. Water droplets can act as a lens and deflect the laser beam.

Measuring with tripod - is there anything to consider?

The measuring reference has to be adjusted to the tripod thread. Press reference key 2 times and the tripod-reference is set permanently until the device switches off. After switching off the device goes back to the standard setting (rear of device).

What is measured with the height tracking?

The height tracking displays an indirect height. The combination of inclination and distance measuring to the wall opens the possibility for such an indirect calculation. It is a useful function if the height cannot be measured directly or if several height points on the same vertical line need to be measured.

Can I calibrate the tilt sensor myself?

Yes, it is possible. The procedure is described in the manual. Normally it is not necessary to calibrate the tilt sensor as it is already calibrated from Leica Geosystems. Only if a user detects an inaccuracy or after a strong drop it makes sense to calibrate the tilt sensor.

What is the measuring accuracy when using the direct horizontal measuring function?

For example, if a distance of 10m is measured with an angle of 10°, the error on the direct horizontal distance (fd) is 6mm. In order to have best results with indirect measurements considering the deviation of the tilt sensor use the Leica DISTO™ as follows.

For measuring distances use the instrument as flat as possible.
The horizontal distance error (fd) and the height error (fh) can be calculated as follows:
fd = horizontal distance error
fh = error in height
d = measured distance
a = angle at which the distance is measured
fa = possible angular error
fd = d * cos (a) – d * cos (a + fa)
fh= d * sin (a) – d * sin (a + fa)

Can I measure horizontal angles with the Leica DISTO X310?

No, the integrated tilt sensor measures only vertical angles. If the device is held with a transverse tilt greater than ±10° the display shows a message code 156, which means that the device should be held level (transversely).

Is it possible to obtain detailed information about the measurements taken?

Yes, for some functions additional measuring information could be displayed. If a small triangle is visible in the left lower edge of the display, a long press on the prior function button shows additional information.

Can the historical memory in the device be erased?

Yes - a simultaneous press of 2 sec on CLEAR/OFF and UNIT/MEMORY key will erase the complete memory.

Can I use the DISTO X310 with rechargeable batteries?

Yes, it is possible to use with standard rechargeable batteries. The more powerful the charger system is, the longer you can measure with the Leica DISTO™. We offer a powerful charger system, which is ideal to use with DISTO™: Leica charger UC20 with 2 Micro AAA NiMH batteries. For more information, please check our accessories.

What accessories are recommended?

For long distances we recommend using a tripod, even indoors. A tripod provides additional steadiness and therefore allows accurate targeting, especially over long distances. We particularly recommend the Leica TRI70 with the adapter TA30 or LA360 and the Leica TRI 100 tripod. To enlarge the measuring range (especially outside), we recommend to use our target plates. If the laser dot is not visible, we recommend wearing laser glasses (GLB30).

How can I get an extra year’s warranty?

Our standard warranty of 2 years can be extended by one additional year if you register your device on our website www.disto.com/ within eight weeks of the purchase date. If the product is not registered, a two year warranty applies.

What does ISO 16331-1 tested mean

When products and services meet our expectations, we tend to take this for granted and be unaware of the role of standards. However, when standards are absent, we soon notice. We soon care when products turn out to be of poor quality or are unreliable or dangerous. An ISO Standard ensures consistent quality and reliability for a product.

The range and accuracy of laser distance meters depend greatly on lighting conditions and the reflective properties of the target object. For Leica Geosystems it is important that the performance of the device is maintained not only in the test laboratory but even more so on everyday site tasks. Therefore we have worked with external experts to develop a global standard to test and specify laser distance meters and allow comparisons between devices of different manufacturers. Instruments tested in accordance with ISO 16331-1 achieve their promises. Further information can be found on our website: www.disto.com.

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How easy is the Leica DISTO D5 to use?

Very Easy. The new on screen colour menu system combined with buttons that are clearly marked with images explaining the different laser measuring functions makes the Leica DISTO ™ D5 easier to use that some of its predecessors. Included with the device is image based quick reference guide and we are always available to help simply call 0800 292 2188 for FREE friendly support from one of our product specialists.

What is the Digital Pointfinder?

The integrated digital Pointfinder on the Leica DISTO D3 enables the user to sight a target using a real time colour video image on the screen. This is similar to the screen on most digital cameras and has 1x, 2x and 4x magnification zoom so you can accurate highlight the target in the central target marks on the screen. The zoom level is shown in the left top corner of the screen. To change from one zoom level to the next one you have to press the “Digital Pointfinder” key ( top left of the Leica DISTO D5 Keypad) The zoom levels will rotate around.

Can the brightness of the digital screen be adjusted when viewing in sunlight?

Yes, on the screen of the digital Pointfinder on top of the crosshair you see a symbol existing of a “Sun” and a “+” and “-”. By pressing the “Plus” and “Minus” key you are able to adjust the brightness in 5 steps. The screen is very clear in all conditions.

How accurate is the digital tilt sensor on the Leica DISTO D5?

The accuracy of the tilt sensor in the device is ±0.30 to the laser beam respectively ±0.30 to the housing of the device.

What units of tilts are integrated into the Leica DISTO D5?

You can set the Leica DISTO D5 to use different tilt units. Select in the menu the submenu “Units” and choose between 0 , %, in/ft and mm/m.

What is the angular range of the tilt sensor in the Leica DISTO D5?

The integrated tilt sensor in the Leica DISTO D5 functions in the range ±450 and at a transverse / sideways tilt of < ±100. If the tilt is in the range > ±500 an info code “i160” appears in the display, which means that the device is being used outside its permissible range.

If the Leica DISTO ™ is held at > ±10o transversely, the info code “i156” appears in the display and indicates that the device is tilted too much.

Does the Leica DISTO D5 require calibration?

All Leica DISTO ™ Laser measures are calibrated when they are manufactured. A certificate of conformity is included with each Leica DISTO ™. The internal construction of the Leica DISTO D5 is very robust and the components fixed solidly in place. An internal check ensures continued accuracy but calibration is not possible. If the Leica DISTO ™ D5 shows a measuring error it will be replaced under the 3 Year Warranty (if registered at www.disto.com). We offer and annual service and accuracy check to ensure continued reliable operation of your Leica DISTO ™. See www.laser-measure.co.uk/leica-disto-spares/leica-disto-spares-repairs.html for more details:

Can the tilt sensor of a Leica DISTO D5 be calibrated by the user?

You can recalibrate the zero level of the integrated tilt sensor. In the menu there is a special point for this calibration. If you enter this submenu you will be guided through the process.

Please now proceed the following:

Put the device on a nearly horizontal flat surface (e.g.table)

  1. Carry out the first measurement by pressing “ON/DIST” key on a level surface. The device confirms the measurement.
  2. Rotate the device horizontally 1800.
  3. Press the “=/Menu” key to confirm that the device was rotated 1800.
  4. Press the “ON/DIST” key and take the second measurement. The device confirms the measurement. -> The zero level of the tilt sensor is now calibrated

Is it possible to obtain more detailed information about the measurements taken?

Yes, on many of the calculation functions it is possible to obtain additional detailed information in the Leica DISTO D5. These is included in the measurement of areas, volumes, Pythagoras and the trapezoid functions. After the measurement have been taken, simply press and hold the relevant function key again.

A small red triangle on the bottom left hand of the display is showing that there are 2nd Results available.

What accessories are recommended for the Leica DISTO D5?

Leica Tripod TRI100

For long distances we recommend using a tripod, even indoors. A tripod provides additional steadiness and therefore allows accurate targeting, especially over long distances. More information >>
Target Plates
For measurement especially outdoors and in very bright conditions or when measuring onto a very dull surface it is very helpful to use a target plate. We offer different versions in our accessory range. More information >>

Can the Leica DISTO D5 also be used to measure horizontal angles?

No, the integrated tilt sensor can only measures vertical angles. If the device is held at a transverse tilt angle greater than ±100 the display shows an info code “i156”, which means that the device is required to be held level (transversely).

What is the circle on the keypad above the “Timer” key?

The Leica DISTO D5 has a sensor to detect the brightness of the display. If the device is used outside in bright sunshine this sensor automatically adjusts the brightness for the display to save energy. Additionally an adjustment can be made in the menu. In the relevant submenu the brightness of the entire display can be adjusted in 6 steps.

Can the historical storage memory of 20 values in the device be erased?

Yes, the historical storage memory in the device can be erased by pressing the “Clear Off” and “Storage” keys - both pressed at the same time and held for 2 seconds.

Which batteries should I use for the Leica DISTO D5 and how long will they last?

In general you can use any alkaline battery or any rechargeable batteries (2xAA). 2xAA batteries are included with your device. Battery life will vary depending upon use. However tests have proven that this is quite extensive. The largest drain on power is the digital point finder. This however does not remain on all the time and is only used when required for a short time only.

This list is not complete, and we always welcome questions. For free friendly advice simply call 0800 292 2188s and ask for a Leica DISTO ™ product specialist or email sales@laser-measure.co.uk

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How many zoom levels does the Leica DISTO D510 have?

The integrated digital Pointfinder in the device has 1x, 2x and 4x zoom. You can see in the middle of the status bar of the screen,  which zoom level you have selected. To change from one zoom level to the next one you have to press the "up/down arrow keys".

Can the brightness in the digital Pointfinder be adjusted?

Yes, when turning the digital Poinfinder on it is indicated in the display that you can change the brightness with the left and right arrow keys on the keypad.  

Why is the laser dot on distance on short distances not centered in the crosshair?

It is the parallax effect due to the distance between the laser window and the digital Pointfinder optics. This effect occurs only when the digital Pointfinder is used on targets below 10m.
In this case the laser dot appears displaced in reference to the crosshair. This is not an error!
For distances below 10m please rely on the real laser dot.

How accurate is the tilt sensor in the Leica DISTO D510?

The accuracy of the tilt sensor in the device is ±0.2° to the laser beam respectively and ±0.2° to the housing of the device. The tilt sensor has a range of 360°

What units of tilts are integrated into the Leica DISTO D510?

You can set the Leica DISTO D510 to use different tilt units. Select in the settings “Units inclination” and choose between ° , %, in/ft and mm/m.    

-> The level function in the right hand top corner of the display can also be switched on/off in the ssettings “level”. It is always set to 0.0° and can not be changed into a different unit for tilts.

What is the angular range of the tilt sensor in the Leica DISTO D510?

The integrated tilt sensor in the Leica DISTO™ D510 functions in the range 360° and at a transverse tilt of < ±10°.
If the device is held at > ±10° transversely, the info code “i156” appears in the display and indicates that the device is tilted too much.

Can the tilt sensor of a Leica DISTO D510 be calibrated by the user?

You can recalibrate the zero level of the integrated tilt sensor. In the settings choose the icon for calibration. When you select calibration you will be guided through the process.  

Please follow this procedure to recalibrate:

  1. Lay the unit down on a flat surface.  The side with the typelabel should be down on the table.
  2. Carry out the first measurement by pressing “ON/DIST” key on a level surface. The device confirms the measurement.
  3. Turn the device horizontally by 180° and place it again on absolutely flat surface with the typelabel side down.
  4. Carry out the second measurement by pressing “ON/DIST” key on a level surface. The device confirms the measurement.
  5. Pick the unit up and then place it the laser facing up on an absolutely flat surface. 
  6. Carry out the third measurement by pressing “ON/DIST” key on a level surface. The device confirms the measurement.
  7. Keeping the laser up on the flat surface, rotate the device horizontally by 180° while keeping it in the same location on the flat surface.
  8. Carry out the fourth measurement by pressing “ON/DIST” key on a level surface. The device confirms the measurement.
  9. After 2 Sec. the device goes back to the basic mode and you have completed the calibration procedure.

Please note: The calibration process can be proceeded by placing the unit with the lens up or down to the surface. A better accuracy in the calibration procedure is achieved having the back of the unit down on the surface and the lens up.

Is it possible to obtain detailed information about the measurements taken?

Yes, it is possible to obtain detailed information in the Leica DISTO D510. If detail information is available this will be indicated with two small arrows in the center of the status bar in the display. You can now navigate with the arrow keys up and arrow key down between the available measurements.

What accessories are recommended for the Leica DISTO D510?

Leica Tripod TRI100
For long distances we recommend using a tripod, even indoors. A tripod provides additional steadiness and therefore allows accurate targeting, especially over long distances. We particularly recommend the Leica TRI100 tripod.
Please note: When using the tripod with its standard tripod head you need to change the measuring reference on the Leica DISTO to the tripod thread (in the setting).

Leica Tripod TRI70
For long distances we recommend using a tripod, even indoors. A tripod provides additional steadiness and therefore allows accurate targeting, especially over long distances. We particularly recommend the Leica TRI70tripod in combination with the adapter TA360.

TA 360 Adapter
In order to achieve more flexibility we are offering the tripod adapter TA360. This adapter is made of aluminum which makes it very stable and accurate to be used as a tripod head. (TRI 100 and TRI70). A major benefit of the TA360 is that you can fix your Leica DISTO exactly that way that the tripod tilt and rotating axis and the instrument laser axis meet exactly in one point. This allows to do exact measurements even when turning the unit horizontally.
Please note: When using the TA 360 adapter you don’t need to change the measuring reference on your Leica DISTO because the tilt axis is exactly at the instrument back end.

Target Plate
For measurement especially outdoors and in very bright conditions it is very helpful to use a target plate. We offer different versions in our accessory range.

Can the Leica DISTO D510 also be used to measure horizontal angles?

No, the integrated tilt sensor only measures vertical angles. If the device is held at a transverse tilt angle greater than ±10° the display shows an info code “i156”, which means that the device is required to be held level (transversely).

What is the measuring accuracy when using the direct horizontal measuring function?

For example, if a distance of 10m is measured at an angle of 10°, the error on uncertainty on measurement on the direct horizontal distance (fd) is 6mm.

-> in order to have best results with the direct horizontal distance measurements, considering the deviation of the tilt sensor, use the Leica DISTO™ D510 as flat as possible.

The horizontal distance error (fd) and the height error (fh) can be calculated as follows:

fd = horizontal distance error
fh = error in height
d = measured distance
a = angle at which the distance is measured
fa = possible angular error

fd = d * cos (a) – d * cos (a + fa)
fh= d * sin (a) – d * sin (a + fa)

Further information and a table of measuring accuracies you can find online in the FAQ under “Measuring Accuracy”.

Which customer segment would find the Leica DISTO D510 of most use for everyday tasks?

The Leica DISTO™ D510 is a great measurement tool for a wide range of target groups and is a superb device that’s especially designed for outdoor tasks. The device is particularly suitable, but of course not exclusively, for the following users: Professions who measure (at least partly) outdoor: General Construction, Excavator, Gardener / Landscaper,Roofer, Solar panel installer, Metal and glass construction, Painter, Real Estate, Facility Manager, Architects, Innovative users.

Can the historical storage memory of 30 values  in the device be erased?

Yes, the memory in the device can be erased by pressing the delete button when in the memory. All memory values will be deleted.

Which batteries should I use for the Leica DISTO D510?

In general you can use any alkaline battery or any rechargeable batteries (2xAA). In the scope of delivery we provide high quality Li-ion batteries (not rechargeable) and we recommend to use such batteries or any (NiMH) batteries.

Can I enter a value that is constantly added / subtracted to my measured value? (Offset)

Yes, in the “Settings” you can go to the “Offset Icon” and enter a value that will constantly be added / subtracted from your measured distance value. If an offset value is entered you will see the adequate symbol -  a triangle with plus or respectively minus next to the laser symbol.

-> If you want to set the offset value back to zero, enter the setting “Offset” and reset it.  

What is the Long Range (LR) Mode?

            For long distances under unfavorable conditions (e.g. long distances and very bright sunlight) we recommend to use the special integrated Long Range (LR) Mode . To select the mode please enter the menu and select the “LR Mode”. If the “LR Mode” is turned on in the menu you will see the letter “LR” right next to the laser symbol. This mode will allow you to make measurements that were not possible before because most of the time you would receive the info code “i255” (too less signal). When using this special Long Range (LR) Mode the measuring time increases (it may take up to 7sec). For stability it is recommended to use a tripod when having the Long Range (LR) Mode turned on.  

How do I know if the device is still measuring in the digital Pointfinder mode?

When using the digital Pointfinder in any function, especially in the Long Range (LR) Mode, you will see a clock icon on the top of the display. The clock stays in the display until the measurement is finished. Please do not move the device before!

How can I get one extra year of warranty for the Leica DISTO D510?

Our standard warranty of 2 years can be extended by one additional year if you register your device on our website www.disto.com within eight weeks of the purchase date. If the product is not registered, a two year warranty applies.  

What does it mean when I attempt a measurement but the unit shows a number on the display versus my measured value?

This is a message code. The numbers are displayed if a successful measurement could not be performed. The user itself can correct the measuring situation to achieve a measurement. Below you can find the spread sheet from the manual with the corrections:

No. Cause Correction
156 Transverse tilt greater than 10° Hold the instrument without any transverse tilt
162 Calibration mistake Make sure, the device is placed on an absolutely horizontal and flat surface. Repeat the calibration procedure. If the mistake still occurs, contact your dealer.
204 Calculation error Perform measurement again.
252 Temperature too high Let device cool down.
253 Temperature too low Warm device up.
255 Received signal too weak, measuring time too long Change target surface (e.g. white paper).
256 Received signal too high Change target surface (e.g. white paper).
257 Too much background light Shadow target area.
258 Measurement outside of measuring range Correct range.
260 Laser beam interrupted Repeat measurement.

How can I activate the keypad lock?

To activate the keypad lock, choose in the settings the lock icon and turn the keypad log on. To deactivate the keypad lock, press ON/DIST key and within 2 sec the plus/minus key.

How can I deactivate the keypad lock?

To deactivate the keypad lock press the ON/DIST key and afterwards (within 2 Sec.) the plus/minus key. Now the keypad lock is deactivated and the device is switched on.

Measuring with tripod – is there anything to consider?

The measuring reference has to be adjusted to the tripod thread. In the Function Screen choose the reference icon and change the measuring reference to tripod. After switching off the device goes back to the standard setting (rear of device).
Please note: The measuring reference must be changed except when using the tripod adapter TA 360 from Leica. There the tilt axis is exactly at the back end of the Leica DISTO™.

What is measured with the height tracking?

The height tracking displays an indirect height. The combination of inclination and distance measuring to the wall opens the possibility for such an indirect calculation. It is a useful function if the height cannot be measured directly or if several height points on the same vertical line need to be measured.

Can I use the DISTO D510 with rechargeable batteries?

Yes, it is possible to use with standard rechargeable batteries. The more powerful the charger system is, the longer you can measure with the Leica DISTO. We offer a powerful charger system, which is ideal to use with DISTO: Leica universal quick charger with 2 Micro AA NiMH batteries. For more information, please check our accessories.

What does ISO 16331-1 tested mean?

When products and services meet our expectations, we tend to take this for granted and be unaware of the role of standards. However, when standards are absent, we soon notice. We care when products turn out to be of poor quality or are unreliable or dangerous. An ISO Standard ensures consistent quality and reliability for a product.
The range and accuracy of laser distance meters depend greatly on lighting conditions and the reflective properties of the target object. For Leica Geosystems it is important that the performance of the device is maintained not only in the test laboratory but even more so on everyday site tasks. Therefore we have worked with external experts to develop a global standard to test and specify laser distance meters and allow comparisons between devices of different manufacturers. Instruments tested in accordance with ISO 16331-1 achieve their promises.

How can I program my favorite (mostly used functions) on the self programmable keys?

Press the left and right top keys for 2 Sec. The icons blink now you can choose the functions you would like to put on the left and right favorite keys. Pressing the left key puts the function on the left side. Pressing the right key puts the function on the right side. It is an easy way to put the functions on the keys that you use most.

What Bluetooth technology is integrated in the Leica DISTO D510?

The Leica DISTO D510 has Bluetooth SMART integrated. The device is working with Apple iOS devices that have Bluetooth 4.0 or Smart Ready and also with windows computer that haveBluetooth 4.0 or Smart Ready.

Can I send measurement data from a Leica DISTO D510 to Apple devices?

Yes with the Leica DISTO D510 it is now possible to communicate with Apple devices *.

* Note: The DISTO Sketch App is only fully functioning with Bluetooth Smart Ready devices (with the new Bluetooth standard V4.0). Eg. iPhone 4S, 5, iPad 3 & iPad Mini. All other Bluetooth devices do not support the energy saving Bluetooth Smart Module, which is integrated in the device.

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How many zoom levels does the Leica DISTO D8 have?

The integrated digital Pointfinder in the device has 1x, 2x and 4x zoom. You can see on the left up corner which zoom level you have selected. To change from one zoom level to the next one you have to press the “Digital Pointfinder” key.

Can the brightness in the digital Pointfinder be adjusted?

Yes, on the screen of the digital Pointfinder on top of the crosshair you see a symbol existing of a “Sun” and a “+” and “-“. By pressing the “Plus” and “Minus” key you are able to adjust the brightness in 5 steps.

Why is the laser dot on distance on short distances not centered in the crosshair?

It is the parallax effect due to the distance between the laser window and the digital Pointfinder optics. This effect occurs only when the digital Pointfinder is used on targets below 10m. In this case the laser dot appears displaced in reference to the crosshair. This is not an error !! For distances below 10m please rely on the real laser dot.

How accurate is the tilt sensor in the Leica DISTO D8?

The accuracy of the tilt sensor in the device is ±0.1o to the housing of the device. To the laser beam the maximum deviation can be up to -0.1o and +0.2o. This applies at room temperature (20oC - 30oC). At any other temperatures the maximum deviation increases by ±0.1o.

What units of tilts are integrated into the Leica DISTO D8?

You can set the Leica DISTO ™ D8 to use different tilt units. Select in the menu the submenu “Units” and choose between o , %, in/ft and mm/m.

-> The level function in the right hand top corner of the display can also be switched on/off in the submenu “level”. It is always set to 0.0o and can not be changed into a different unit for tilts.

What is the angular range of the tilt sensor in the Leica DISTO D8?

The integrated tilt sensor in the Leica DISTO ™ D8 functions at any angle (360o) and at a transverse tilt of < ±10o. If the device is held at > ±10o transversely, the info code “i156” appears in the display and indicates that the device is tilted too much.

Can the tilt sensor of a Leica DISTO D8 be calibrated by the user?

You can recalibrate the zero level of the integrated tilt sensor. In the menu there is a special point for this calibration. If you enter this submenu you will be guided through the process.

Please now proceed the following:

Put the device on a nearly horizontal flat surface (e.g.table)

  1. Carry out the first measurement by pressing “ON/DIST” key on a level surface. The device confirms the measurement.
  2. Rotate the device horizontally 180o.
  3. Press the “=/Menu” key to confirm that the device was rotated 180o.
  4. Press the “ON/DIST” key and take the second measurement. The device confirms the measurement.

-> The zero level of the tilt sensor is now calibrated

Is it possible to obtain detailed information about the measurements taken?

Yes, it is possible to obtain detailed information in the Leica DISTO D8 about the measurements of areas, volumes, Pythagorean and trapezoid functions, indirect measurements and triangle areas. After the measurements have been taken, keep the relevant function key pressed.

A small red triangle on the bottom left hand of the display is showing that there are 2nd Results available.

What accessories are recommended for the Leica DISTO D8?

Leica Tripod TRI100

For long distances we recommend using a tripod, even indoors. A tripod provides additional steadiness and therefore allows accurate targeting, especially over long distances. We particularly recommend the Leica TRI100 tripod.

Target Plate

For measurement especially outdoors and in very bright conditions it is very helpful to use a target plate. We offer different versions in our accessory range.

Adaptor for attachment to the pole and the tripod (LSA360)

For using the Leica DISTO ™ on a set up pole as it is used e.g. for GPS applications we recommend the use of this LSA360 Adaptor. The reference point for measurements is the back of the Leica DISTO ™. The lateral offset of the DISTO ™ on the adaptor to the center of the pole varies due to the different pole diameters.

The LSA360 can also be used on the middle column of the Leica TRI100 (tripod head can be removed). Doing indirect measurements from there will increase the accuracy because laser axis of the Leica DISTO ™ and tilting axis of the Leica TRI100 are both at the same height level at the back of the Leica DISTO ™.

The lateral offset of the LSA360 to the center of the pole depends on the diameter of the used pole (11mm pole -> 66.9mm offset, 15mm pole -> 69.2mm offset, 20mm pole -> 72mm offset, 25mm pole -> 74.9mm offset, 30mm pole -> 77.8mm offset, 35mm pole -> 80.7mm offset).

Can the Leica DISTO D8 also be used to measure horizontal angles?

No, the integrated tilt sensor can only measures vertical angles. If the device is held at a transverse tilt angle greater than ±10o the display shows an info code “i156”, which means that the device is required to be held level (transversely).

What is the measuring accuracy when using the indirect measuring functions including tilt sensor?

For example, if a distance of 10m is measured at an angle of 10o, the error on uncertainty on measurement on the direct horizontal distance (fd) is 3mm.

If a distance of 10m is measured at an angle of 45o, the uncertainty of measurement on the direct horizontal distance (fd) is 12mm.

-> in order to have best results with the direct horizontal distance measurements, considering the deviation of the tilt sensor, use the Leica DISTO D8 as flat as possible.

The horizontal distance error (fd) and the height error (fh) can be calculated as follows:

fd = horizontal distance error
fh = error in height
d = measured distance
a = angle at which the distance is measured
fa = possible angular error

fd = d * cos (a) – d * cos (a + fa)
fh= d * sin (a) – d * sin (a + fa)

Further information and a table of measuring accuracies you can find online in the FAQ under “Measuring Accuracy”.

Which customer segment would find the Leica DISTO D8 of most use for everyday tasks?

The Leica DISTO D8 is a great measurement tool for a wide range of target groups and is a superbly device especially designed for outdoor tasks and/or use to transfer data into computers. The device is particularly suitable, but of course not exclusively, for the following users: Architects, Surveyors, Facility Managers, Civil Engineer, Real Estate, General Construction, Scaffolding, Painters, Facade Workers, Joiners, Firemen, Gardening Companies, Educational Institutions, Electrical Services, Insurance Companies, Telecommunications, Police, etc.

What is the circle on the keypad above the “Bluetooth®” key?

The Leica DISTO D8 has a sensor to detect the brightness of the display. If the device is used outside in bright sunshine this sensor automatically adjusts the brightness for the display to save energy. Additionally an adjustment can be made in the menu. In the relevant submenu the brightness of the entire display can be adjusted in 6 steps.

Can the historical storage memory of 30 values in the device be erased?

Yes, the historical storage memory in the device can be erased by pressing the “Clear Off” and “Storage” keys - both pressed at the same time and held for 2 seconds.

Which batteries should I use for the Leica DISTO D8?

In general you can use any alkaline battery or any rechargeable batteries (2xAA). In the scope of delivery we provide high quality batteries and we recommend to use such batteries or any (NiMH) batteries. Please note that it is not allowed to use Lithium-Ion rechargeable batteries in your Leica DISTO ™.

Can I enter a value that is constantly added / subtracted to my measured value? (Offset)

Yes, in the “Menu” you can go to the “Offset Icon” and enter a value that will constantly be added / subtracted from your measured distance value. If an offset value is entered you will see the adequate symbol - a triangle with plus or respectively minus next to the laser symbol.

-> If you want to set the offset value back to zero, enter the menu point “Offset” and press the “Clear/Off” key.

Can I adjust / edit the constant to a number that I continuously need for further measurements?

Yes, the saved constant “C” can be adjusted to any desired number that is required. Go to the constant by pressing the “Memory” key once. Now press the “=/Menu” key long. The constant value’s background is changing to show deep grey. Now you can adjust the constant with the “Plus” and “Minus” key to any desired value. Press the “=/Menu” key short to save the new entered value. The constant “C” is now saved.

What is the Long Range (LR) Mode?

For long distances under unfavorable conditions (e.g. long distances and very bright sunlight) we recommend to use the special integrated Long Range (LR) Mode . To select the mode please enter the menu and select the “LR Mode”. If the “LR Mode” is turned on in the menu you will see the letter “LR” right next to the laser symbol. This mode will allow you to make measurements that were not possible before because most of the time you would receive the info code “i255” (too less signal). When using this special Long Range (LR) Mode the measuring time increases (it may take up to 7sec) and above 30m the maximum deviation increases to ±0.15mm/m.

How do I know if the device is still measuring in the digital Pointfinder mode?

When using the digital Pointfinder in any function, especially in the Long Range (LR) Mode, you will see a clock icon on the top of the display. The clock stays in the display until the measurement is finished. Please do not move the device before!

Can I use the profile measurement only in a horizontal line?

No, you can use this function in any horizontal position. This allows you to use the Leica DISTO D8 as one person operating digital level. The accuracy depends mainly on the used distance and the accuracy of the inclination sensor. For usage up to 10m on a 1.5m tripod height deviations of up to 17mm are possible. Additional deviations are possible depending on the tripod that is used (due to distance between laser axis and tilt axis of tripod), best results will be achieved by using the adaptor LSA360 on a middle column of a tripod.

When using the Leica DISTO D8 over larger distances (>10m) we recommend to measure on a vertical target plate like e.g. the setup target plate in the scope of delivery. Please note, measure the reference point and all other points on the same height and this height is automatically compensated!

What reference do I have to enter when using the profile measurement?

After selecting this function you have first the possibility to enter a height for the reference point. This allows you to enter an absolute height that might be available of the reference point. This can either be the height of the reference point above sea level or more common a height that is based to another known reference point in a system (e.g. the reference point in level 1 is 3.503m above the reference point in level 0). For simple comparison measurements just leave it at zero.

Does the double tilt measurement with two measured distances only work on back bent objects?

No, there is no limitation regarding fore or back bent objects in using this function. The only thing is that you need to stand straight in front of the measured object (no horizontal angles are considered in calculation). This fact makes this function to one of the most versatile ones in the whole laser distance measurer industry.

  • Measure the length of a pitched object (stand straight in front of the object, main result)
  • Measure the pitch of the object (stand straight in front of the object, 2nd result)
  • Measure the horizontal distance of two objects you can not measure direct horizontally (stand straight in front of the object, 2nd result)
  • Measure the height difference of two points that are not in a vertical line (2nd result)

Can I use the Leica DISTO ™ D8 to measure overhead?

Yes, with the Leica DISTO D8 you can measure any angle, even overhead. Only when using indirect measuring functions with tilt sensor you have to use the device in a range for angles of ± 90o.

Which system requirements does my PC need to work with DISTO ™ transfer?

Generally the Leica DISTO ™ transfer works on all desktops, laptops, tablet PCs and UMPCs equipped with Microsoft Windows SE, ME, XP or Vista. Of course the computer must have a Bluetooth® interface or you have to install a Bluetooth® stick. Using an external Bluetooth® stick the computer must fulfill the requirements of the Bluetooth® stick.

Which system requirements does my PDA need to work with DISTO ™ transfer?

The DISTO ™ transfer works on PDAs with Bluetooth® interface as long it has Windows Mobile 2003 SE respectively 2005 or Windows Mobile 5.0 and Windows Mobile 6.0 installed. Very good experience we have with PDA devices from HP. Of course to install DISTO ™ transfer on a PDA a PC is required. On this PC Microsoft ActiveSync needs to be installed in order to download DISTO ™ transfer to the PDA.

Does DISTO ™ transfer support the use of Apple Mac computers?

No it doesn't. To use your Leica DISTO ™ with an Apple Mac you need to buy a software from a third party developer.

Does DISTO ™ transfer support the use of Palm pocket PC?

No it doesn't. To use your Leica DISTO ™ with a Palm you need to buy a software from a third party developer.

Does DISTO ™ transfer support the use of mobile phone like Blackberry or Smart phone with Windows Mobile 6.0?

DISTO ™ transfer does not work on mobile phones except of Smart phones with Windows Mobile 6.0. Please note that these Smart phone only have a reduced version of Excel which limits the comfort for use with the Leica DISTO ™. Another limiting factor is the T9 predictive text technology.

What is DISTO ™ transfer and how does this work?

DISTO ™ transfer is a program which once started is running in the background. Data which are send from a Leica DISTO ™ device are collected by the transfer software and this simulates a keyboard entry to the active window. So the value will be transferred in any application window that is active in the position of the cursor. This very versatile procedure that you can use your Leica DISTO ™ with almost every Windows application. You only need to select the format you want to receive the data (with units, enter (in Excel the cursor jumps to the cell below), tabulator (in Excel® the cursor jumps to the cell to the right)).

Which limitations does the Bluetooth® technology have for the use with Leica DISTO ™?

Bluetooth® is a standard for wireless data transfer. The Leica DISTO ™ is working with Bluetooth® class 2 which allows to transfer data to a computer in a range of 0,3 and 10m (so do not put the Leica DISTO ™ on your computer because the connection might drop off). The maximum range will not be achieved if you want to transfer data e.g. through walls. You also have to take care that the connection remains between the measurements. If the connection drops and you are coming back into the specified range the connection will be build up again after a few seconds. If you are transferring data when the units are not connected you will receive an error message i240. In this case wait for the reconnection and send the data again. Generally problems with connectivity can occur when you are working with many WIFI devices working at the same time (e.g. hotel lobbies, meeting or seminar rooms, ...)

Which Bluetooth® driver are supported by Leica DISTO ™ transfer PC?

Leica DISTO ™ transfer PC supports directly the Bluetooth® driver from Microsoft® and Broadcom® (Widcomm-driver). If your computer is working with a different driver you can uninstall it (Control panel -> Remove programs) and restart your computer. Follow the instruction to install the recommended Microsoft® driver.

Alternatively you can start the program Leica DISTO ™ transfer – Bluetooth install. Further instructions and the name of the installed driver are displayed in a new window. Click for using a virtual Bluetooth COM-interface. Use the Bluetooth manager to create the connection (pair). If you are asked to enter a code please type in the field “0000“. The connection between the Leica DISTO ™ and your PC should be established automatically each time you are starting Leica DISTO ™ transfer.

Can I use the DISTO ™ transfer program together with more than one Leica DISTO ™?

Yes you can. You have to start the Bluetooth® setup with all instruments switched on (Bluetooth® also on). All DISTO's will be displayed with the corresponding com-port it will be connected to. You have now to start DISTO ™ transfer multiple times and each transfer will connect to a different DISTO ™. please note that from all transfer programs the data will be transferred in the active window.

Can I use my Leica DISTO ™ together with AutoCAD®?

Yes you can. During the installation of Leica DISTO ™ transfer PC it will be checked whether you are having an AutoCAD® installation on your computer. If this is the case an AutoCAD® plugIn will be installed. This plugIn enables you to draw layouts by using the navigation keys and by transfering measurement data from the Leica DISTO ™ to the PC. If you are using the angle tracking function on the Leica DISTO D8 AutoCAD® calculates the horizontal distance each time for the layout. If the measured angle is >75o the distance is interpreted as a height and the calculated vertical height is added to the drawing. When going into 3D display mode in AutoCAD® you can see the 3D layout.

Please note that the transferred height is only used for the current measurement chain.

How can I install the AutoCAD® PlugIn subsequently?

When you are starting the Leica DISTO ™ transfer program it will be checked whether there is a AutoCAD® installation on the computer. If this is the case the plugIn will be installed automatically.

How do I have to start the AutoCAD® PlugIn?

Start the AutoCAD® program and type the command “leicadisto“ into the command line of AutoCAD® . Leica DISTO ™ transfer will automatically be started.

Which other software is available to use with my Leica DISTO D8?

There are numerous provider of specific software which supports Leica DISTO ™ existing. The combination of a good software and Leica DISTO ™ only make the real customer benefit. A list with third party software developer that are known by us you can find on the Leica website >>

You will be amazed seeing the different opportunities by these software.

How can I get one extra year of warranty for the Leica DISTO D8?

Our standard warranty of 2 years can be extended by one additional year if you register your device on www.disto.com within eight weeks of the purchase date. If the product is not registered, a two year warranty applies.

This list is not complete, and we always welcome questions. For free friendly advice simply call 0845 2572188 and ask for a Leica DISTO ™ product specialist or email sales@laser-measure.co.uk

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How many zoom levels does the Leica DISTO D810 touch have?

The integrated digital Pointfinder in the device has an overview camera and additional 1x, 2x and 4x zoom. You can see in the middle of the status bar of the screen,  which zoom level you have selected. To change from one zoom level to the next one you have to press the “up/down arrow keys” or you zoom in on the touchscreen as you are used on mobile phones.

Can I take photos with the Leica DIST0 D810 touch and what is the resolution?

Yes, it is possible to take photos and screenshots. The photos taken have a resolution of 800 x 600 pixels and screenshots have a resolution of 240 x 400 pixels. The photos and screenshots are saved in jpg format.

How can I download my photos from the Leica DIST0 D810 touch to a computer?

Photos and screenshots can be downloaded to a computer via USB interface. The DISTO™ will be automatically connected (plug and play). It is now possible to download data from the DISTO™ by using a file manager like the Windows Explorer.
Please note: It is not possible to upload data to the DISTO™ and it is not possible to delete files from the computer on the device. Deleting files must be directly done in the DISTO™ Gallery function.

Can the brightness in the digital Pointfinder be adjusted?

Yes, when turning the digital Poinfinder on it is indicated in the display that you can change the brightness with the left and right arrow keys on the keypad.

Why is the laser dot on short distances not centered in the crosshair?

It is the parallax effect due to the distance between the laser window and the digital Pointfinder optics. This effect occurs only when the digital Pointfinder is used on targets below 10m. 
In this case the laser dot appears displaced in reference to the crosshair. This is not an error!
For distances below 10m please rely on the real laser dot.

How accurate is the tilt sensor in the Leica DISTO D810 touch?

The accuracy of the tilt sensor in the device is ±0.1° to the housing of the device. To the laser beam the maximum deviation can be up to -0.1° and +0.2°. This applies at room temperature (20°C - 30°C). At any other temperatures the maximum deviation increases by ±0.1°.

What units of tilts are integrated into the Leica DISTO D810 touch?

You can set the Leica DISTO™ D810 touch to use different tilt units. Select in the settings “Units inclination” and choose between ° , %, in/ft and mm/m.   

-> The level function in the right hand top corner of the display can also be switched on/off in the settings “level”. It is always set to 0.0° and can not be changed into a different unit for tilts.

What is the angular range of the tilt sensor in the Leica DISTO D810 touch?

The integrated tilt sensor in the Leica DISTO™ D810 touch functions in the range 360° and at a transverse tilt of < ±10°. 
If the device is held at > ±10° transversely, the info code “i156” appears in the display and indicates that the device is tilted too much.

Can the tilt sensor of a Leica DISTO D810 touch be calibrated by the user?

You can recalibrate the zero level of the integrated tilt sensor. In the settings choose the icon for calibration. When you select calibration you will be guided through the process.  

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1) Lay the unit down on a flat surface. The side with the typelabel should be down on the table.
2) Carry out the first measurement by pressing “ON/DIST” key on a level surface. The device confirms the measurement.
3) Turn the device horizontally by 180° and place it again on absolutely flat surface with the typelabel side down.
4) Carry out the second measurement by pressing “ON/DIST” key on a level surface. The device confirms the measurement.
5) Pick the unit up and then place it the laser facing up on an absolutely flat surface.  
6) Carry out the third measurement by pressing “ON/DIST” key on a level surface. The device confirms the measurement.
7) Keeping the laser up on the flat surface, rotate the device horizontally by 180° while keeping it in the same location on the flat surface.
8) Carry out the fourth measurement by pressing “ON/DIST” key on a level surface. The device confirms the measurement.
9) After 2 Sec. the device goes back to the basic mode and you have completed the calibration procedure.

Please note: The calibration process can be proceeded by placing the unit with the lens up or down to the surface. A better accuracy in the calibration procedure is achieved having the back of the unit down on theease follow this procedure to recalibrate: surface and the lens up.

Is it possible to obtain detailed information about the measurements taken? 

Yes, it is possible to obtain detailed information in the Leica DISTO™ D810 touch. If detail information is available this will be indicated with two small arrows in the center of the status bar in the display. You can now navigate with the arrow keys up and down between the available measurements.

The Leica DISTO D810 touch is the first laser distance meter providing functions for measuring with the picture. What is the accuracy of such measurements?

The accuracy highly depends on how the function is used. Best results can be achieved when the measuring object is displayed maximum size at the DISTO™. In such case the accuracy is below 1% of the measured object. This applies for width, area and diameter measurements.

What accessories are recommended for the Leica DISTO D810 touch?

Leica Tripod TRI100
For long distances we recommend using a tripod, even indoors. A tripod provides additional steadiness and therefore allows accurate targeting, especially over long distances. We particularly recommend the Leica TRI100 tripod. 
Please note: When using the tripod with its standard tripod head you need to change the measuring reference on the Leica DISTO™ to the tripod thread (in the setting).

Leica Tripod TRI70
For long distances we recommend using a tripod, even indoors. A tripod provides additional steadiness and therefore allows accurate targeting, especially over long distances. We particularly recommend the Leica TRI70tripod in combination with the FTA360 and TA360 adapter.

FTA360 Adapter 
In order to achieve higher accuracy we are offering the tripod adapter FTA360 with fine adjustment for convenient and accurate aiming.  This adapter is designed to be used as a tripod head (TRI100 and TRI70) or can simply be placed on a flat ground. 
A major benefit of the FTA360 adapter is that you can fix your Leica DISTO™ exactly that way that the tripod tilt and rotating axis and the instrument laser axis meet exactly in one point. This allows to do exact measurements even when turning the unit horizontally. The adapter can be used with the Leica DISTO™ D510 (an offset of -0,065m (-2 9/16 in) needs to be entered in the D510 device) and the Leica DISTO™ D810 touch. (you can select the adapter in the Reference options of the D810 touch).

Target Plate
For measurement especially outdoors and in very bright conditions it is very helpful to use a target plate. We offer different versions in our accessory range.

Can the Leica DISTO D810 touch also be used to measure horizontal angles?

No, the integrated tilt sensor only measures vertical angles. If the device is held at a transverse tilt angle greater than ±10° the display shows an info code “i156”, which means that the device is required to be held level (transversely).

What is the measuring accuracy when using the direct horizontal measuring function?

For example, if a distance of 10m is measured at an angle of 10°, the error on uncertainty on measurement on the direct horizontal distance (fd) is 3mm.

-> in order to have best results with the direct horizontal distance measurements, considering the deviation of the tilt sensor, use the Leica DISTO™ D810 touch as flat as possible.

The horizontal distance error (fd) and the height error (fh) can be calculated as follows:

fd = horizontal distance error
fh = error in height
d = measured distance
a = angle at which the distance is measured
fa = possible angular error

fd = d * cos (a) – d * cos (a + fa)
fh= d * sin (a) – d * sin (a + fa)

Further information and a table of measuring accuracies you can find online in the FAQ under “Measuring Accuracy”.

Can the historical storage memory of 30 values  in the device be erased? 

Yes, the memory in the device can be erased by pressing the delete button when in the memory. All memory values will be deleted.

Can I enter a value that is constantly added / subtracted to my measured value? (Offset)

Yes, in the “Settings” you can go to the “Offset Icon” and enter a value that will constantly be added / subtracted from your measured distance value. If an offset value is entered you will see the adequate symbol -  a triangle with plus or respectively minus next to the laser symbol.

-> If you want to set the offset value back to zero, enter the setting “Offset” and reset it.

What is the Long Range (LR) Mode?

For long distances under unfavorable conditions (e.g. long distances and very bright sunlight) we recommend to use the special integrated Long Range (LR) Mode . To select the mode please enter the menu and select the “LR Mode”. If the “LR Mode” is turned on in the menu you will see the letter “LR” right next to the laser symbol. This mode will allow you to make measurements that were not possible before because most of the time you would receive the info code “i255” (too less signal). When using this special Long Range (LR) Mode the measuring time increases (it may take up to 7sec). For stability it is recommended to use a tripod when having the Long Range (LR) Mode turned on.

How do I know if the device is still measuring in the digital Pointfinder mode?

When using the digital Pointfinder in any function, especially in the Long Range (LR) Mode, you will see a clock icon on the top of the display. The clock stays in the display until the measurement is finished. Please do not move the device before!

How can I get one extra year of warranty for the Leica DISTO D810 touch?

Our standard warranty of 2 years can be extended by one additional year if you register your device on our websitehttp://www.disto.com/ within eight weeks of the purchase date. If the product is not registered, a two year warranty applies.

What does it mean when I attempt a measurement but the unit shows a number on the display versus my measured value?

This is a message code. The numbers are displayed if a successful measurement could not be performed. The user itself can correct the measuring situation to achieve a measurement. Below you can find the spread sheet from the manual with the corrections:

No. Cause Correction
156 Transverse tilt greater then 10° Hold the instrument without any transverse tilt
162 Calibration mistake Make sure, the device is placed on an absolutely horizontal and flat surface. Repeat the calibration procedure. If the mistake still occurs, contact your dealer.
204 Calculation error Perform measurement again.
205 Picture gallary full Delete pictures and / or screen shots
252 Temperature too high Let device cool down.
253 Temperature too low Warm device up.
255 Received signal too weak, measuring time too long

Change target surface (e.g. white paper).

256 Received signal too high Change target surface (e.g. white paper).
257 Too much background light Shadow target area.
258 Measurement outside of measuring range Correct range.
260 Laser beam interrupted Repeat measurement.

How can I activate the keypad lock? 

To activate the keypad lock, choose in the settings the lock icon and turn the keypad log on. To deactivate the keypad lock, press ON/DIST key and within 2 sec the plus/minus key.

How can I deactivate the keypad lock? 

To deactivate the keypad lock press the ON/DIST key and afterwards (within 2 Sec.) the plus/minus key. Now the keypad lock is deactivated and the device is switched on.

Measuring with tripod – is there anything to consider? 

The measuring reference has to be adjusted to the tripod thread. In the Function Screen choose the reference icon and change the measuring reference to tripod. After switching off the device goes back to the standard setting (rear of device).

What is measured with the height tracking?

The height tracking displays an indirect height. The combination of inclination and distance measuring to the wall opens the possibility for such an indirect calculation. It is a useful function if the height cannot be measured directly or if several height points on the same vertical line need to be measured.

What does ISO 16331-1 tested mean?

When products and services meet our expectations, we tend to take this for granted and be unaware of the role of standards. However, when standards are absent, we soon notice. We care when products turn out to be of poor quality or are unreliable or dangerous. An ISO Standard ensures consistent quality and reliability for a product. 
The range and accuracy of laser distance meters depend greatly on lighting conditions and the reflective properties of the target object. For Leica Geosystems it is important that the performance of the device is maintained not only in the test laboratory but even more so on everyday site tasks. Therefore we have worked with external experts to develop a global standard to test and specify laser distance meters and allow comparisons between devices of different manufacturers. Instruments tested in accordance with ISO 16331-1 achieve their promises. Further information can be found on our website:http://www.disto.com/.

How can I program my favorite (mostly used functions) on the self programmable keys?

Press the left or right top key for about 2 sec.. An overview (“Favorites”) with all functions appears on the display. Choose the preferred function and press then the left or right top key where you want to have the favorite behind. The favorite is now saved.

What Bluetooth technology is integrated in the Leica DISTO D810 touch? 

The Leica DISTO™ D810 touch has Bluetooth® SMART (also called low energy) integrated. The device is working with Smartphones or tablets that have Bluetooth® 4.0 integrated or are Smart Ready. Also it is required that its operating system is supporting this Bluetooth® standard which is the case for iOS, Android 4.3 or newer, Windows 8.

Can I send measurement data from a Leica DISTO D810 touch to Apple mobile devices? 

Yes with the Leica DISTO™ D810 touch it is possible to communicate with Apple mobile devices. Send measurement data to iPhone (iPhone 4S, iPhone 5, iPhone 5s, iPhone 5c), iPad3, iPad 4, iPad mini, iPod touch (Gen. 5). (--> Bluetooth® 4.0) 
It is possible to use DISTO™ supporting apps from the app store (use App mode in DISTO™ device) or to connect the DISTO™ in the Bluetooth manager as a keyboard device where you can send the measurement data to the cursor position in any app (use text or spreadsheet mode in DISTO™ device).
The corresponding modes in the DISTO™ device needs to be set in the Setting menu of the DISTO™.

Can I send measurement data from a Leica DISTO D810 touch to Android devices? 

Yes with the Leica DISTO™ D810 touch it is now possible to communicate with Android devices. Its operating system must be 4.3 or higher.  Send measurement data to Android devices that include Bluetooth 4.0. Used Apps should support the corresponding Bluetooth® standard (e.g. Leica DISTO™ sketch).

Can I send measurement data from a Leica DISTO D810 touch Windows computers? 

Yes with the Leica DISTO™ D810 touch it is possible to transfer data to Windows computers. The Leica DISTO™ D810 touch is “treated” as a keypboard. For this add the DISTO™ in the device manager as a keyboard device. You can then send the measurement data from the DISTO™ to the cursor position in any program (use text or spreadsheet mode in DISTO™ device).
The corresponding modes in the DISTO™ device needs to be set in the Setting menu of the DISTO™.
The Windows computer must have the operating system Windows 8 or higher and Bluetooth 4.0.

Can I send measurement data from a Leica DISTO D810 touch to Windows mobile, Windows RT or Blackberrys? 

No this is not possible.

My software only supports comma as a decimal marker and not a dot. Can I change this on the Leica DISTO D810 touch?

Yes, this can be changed. In the settings menu for Bluetooth® press the right selection key to enter a submenu for Bluetooth setting. Here you can change the setting for this.
Please note: This setting can only be changed in the text or spreadsheet mode.

I need to fill out a form in the Internet or a spreadsheet and it is required to jump to the next input box with a Tab or with Enter after each measurement. Can I change this on the Leica DISTO D810 touch?

Yes, this can be changed. In the settings menu for Bluetooth® press the right selection key to enter a submenu for Bluetooth setting. Here you can change the setting for this.
Please note: This setting can only be changed in the text or spreadsheet mode.

It need to use navigation keys to move in my spreadsheet to the required input box. Can I do this remotely from my DISTO D810 touch?

Yes, this is possible. When you have connected your DISTO device with a smartphone or tablet or computer the content of the selection keys change for supporting the Bluetooth communication. With the left selection key you can switch on and off the navigation function where you can use the arrow keys of the DISTO™ for navigation. 
Please note: This function is available in the text or spreadsheet mode. In the app mode it depends on the support of the app used.

What is the difference between text or spreadsheet mode?

In the text mode the measurement result will be transferred as shown in the DISTO display. This includes units or fractions for feet and inch. In the spreadsheet mode only numbers are transferes without any unit information. Units with fractions will be converted to the corresponsing unit with decimal. This makes further calculations like e.g. in Excel much easier.

How long does it take to charge the Li-Ion battery of the Leica DISTO D810 touch?

This depends from the used charger. With the charger out of the scope of delivery it takes  approx. 4 hours to charge the Li-ion battery.

Is it possible to replace the Li-Ion battery of the Leica DISTO D810 touch?

The Li-ion battery can be replaced in service cases only. Please contact your dealer for a replacement set of the Li-ion battery.

Does Leica DISTO offer Apps? 

Yes. Leica Geosystems offers an App DISTO sketch. This App is available for iOS on iTunes and for Android on Google play. 

This list is not complete, and we always welcome questions. For free friendly advice simply call 0845 2572188 and ask for a Leica DISTO ™ product specialist or email sales@laser-measure.co.uk

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