The Leica DISTO™ D2 Laser Distance Meter calculates area and volume and remembers the last 10 measurements taken. Use the Add/Subtract capability to combine measurements to get a precise reading of the total wall area of a room (aka “the painter function”).
The Leica DISTO™ D2 Laser Distance Meter includes a Pythagoras function for indirect height or width measurements. However, in a tool this size that cannot be mounted to a tripod we recommend using the Pythagoras for estimates or rough measurements. If you need precise indirect measurements, an LDM with a tilt sensor is your best bet.
When the DISTO is in the area or volume mode, you can use the add/subtract function to total up the area of several surfaces or subtract an area, like a door for example, from a measurement.
Bluetooth Smart (4.0)
Send measurements directly to your apps using Bluetooth Smart.
Add & Subtract
It’s not always so simple as taking one shot to get the measurement you need. Sometimes its handy to add multiple shots together, or subtract a negative space from a measurement.
Min / Max Function
In Min/Max mode, you “sweep” the laser point into a corner. The longest measurement is recorded. Very useful for accurate diagonal room or window/door measurements.
The key is to make sure your second shot — the “rectangular shot” — is perpendicular to the point you are measuring, shown as the 90° angle in the images. The best way to ensure accuracy is to use a tripod and an adapter.
Stake Out Function
The stake out function uses the continuous measurement mode to indicate where to place stakes along a stake-out line. Ideal for any situation where you need to place objects at a consistent interval. The display shows the distance to the next stake out point and the DISTO beeps as you approach it.
The end-piece is an integral part of the tool, connected to the circuit board. In the closed position the DISTO knows to measure from its base. Flip it open 90 degrees to align the base perfectly on an edge or corner.
Flip it out all the way and you can put this baby in a corner to accurately measure diagonals. Otherwise, the width of the base would prevent you from getting all the way into the corner, rendering the measurement inaccurate.
“IP” stands for Ingress Protection.