e7100i aka d110 sideways with reflection

How to use the Leica DISTO E7100i aka D110

By bwauters


This is infrequently used content, but to expand accessibility to a wider audience we are using a machine for translation. Please excuse any unanticipated translation errors. -Thank you, Leica Geosystems.

Switching ON and OFF


switching on and off
  • The disto icon key switches on the instrument and activates the laser in a single press.
  • Press disto icon key once quickly to shoot a distance or...
  • Press and hold disto icon for 2 seconds to activate continuous laser measurement (Tracking).Press disto icon once quickly to switch off tracking.
  • Press and hold the clear off icon button for 2 seconds to switch off the E7100i. The E7100i automatically switches off after 3 minutes of inactivity.

Leica DISTO E7100i includes Bluetooth® Smart (V4.0) capability that will allow it to automatically send measurements to your tablet or phone.Note: A DISTO-compatible app must be running and connected to the DISTO via the app. You will see the 7100i in Bluetooth Settings.

Check out the Leica DISTO App Directory for apps that work with Android, iOS or Windows devices.

disto bluetooth
  • To toggle on/off the Bluetooth data sending press and hold the bluetooth icon key for 2 seconds.
  • To transfer a result from the device, press the bluetooth icon key once after measurement.
  • Bluetooth switches off as soon as the laser distance meter is switched off.

Changing Units

changing units
  • Press and hold the area iconbutton for 2 seconds each time to change the measurement unit.
  • They change in this order.
    1. 0.000 meter (three decimal places)
    2. 0.0000 meter (four decimal places)
    3. 0.00 ft (feet with two decimal places)
    4. feet and inches, displaying to the nearest 1/32”
    5. inches, displaying to the nearest 1/32

Straight line single distance measurement

straight measurement
  • To begin, press the disto icon key once to switch the laser on and aim at your target
  • Pressing the  disto icon key again and the device shows the measurement result on the display.

    * For measurements, where there is nothing obvious at the other end for the laser to reflect back, it is recommended that you use Leica branded target plate for maximum measurement range

Area Measurement
Area measurement is a basic function provided in almost all Leica DISTO devices. This helps you calculate the area of wall or surface just by measuring the height and width.

area measurement
  • For measuring the area of a surface, press the area icon key once to activate the Area application. The Area icon will appear on the display, indicating to shoot the first measurement.
  • Shoot the 1st measurement . The Area icon will indicate to take the second reading.
  • Shoot the 2nd measurement with the disto icon key. Once the measurement is complete the E7100i automatically calculates and displays the area for you.

You can find the entire Leica DISTO E7100i user guide here.