DISTO Functions

Integrated Bluetooth® Smart technology enables wireless transfer of measurement data to a computer or mobile device, which helps to streamline your workflow and makes your measurement data accessible across multiple devices, apps, and programs.

The combination of distance and tilt measurements allows for quick and precise horizontal measurements. This function makes it possible to measure horizonal distances even if objects block the measurement target.

In area mode, the DISTO determines the area of a rectangular or square space in two measurements. Volume mode adds a third vertical measurement to calculate the volume of a space.

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.

It's not always as simple as taking one shot to get the measurement you need. Sometimes you need to add multiple shots together, or subtract a negative space from a measurement. As you use the Add/Subtract function, the final result is displayed on the main line and the last measurement taken is shown above.

Multi-functional endpiece flips out from the back and automatically sets the measuring point to either the back of the DISTO or the tip of the extended endpiece.

This feature, unique to DISTOs, has several advantages including ensuring that the DISTO is measuring precisely from a corner and making it possible to measure from the back of openings as narrow as 20mm.



Use the Volume function to determine the volume of a cube within a space. The DISTO will prompt for 3 measurements: length, width, and height and then display the volume measurement.

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 'Painter Function' makes it possible to determine a room's wall surface area by simply taking distance and height measurements.

Store measurements and images with measurements associated with them.

The Ingress Protection (IP) rating is the protection level against dust and water. The first number indicates dust, and the second indicates water. An IP65 device is rated to be completely dust-tight (6) and protected against jets of water (5).

The Ingress Protection (IP) rating is the protection level against dust and water. The first number indicates dust, and the second indicates water. An IP54 device is rated to be protected against all dust contact (5) and protected against splashing water (4).

Take indirect height and width measurements using the Pythagorean Theorem.

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.

Set a timer to delay a measurement the same way you would with the shutter on a digital camera.

personalize favorites

Chances are you will use some functions more than others. 

Instead of opening the function menu and searching for the functions you use the most, you can link the buttons on either side of the ON/DIST button to your faviorite functions.

From then on, you just hit one of the buttons to activate your most-used features. 

The key is to convey that the measurement is taken from a 3rd position -- you can measure between points on a roof from the ground for example.

Measurements taken by Bluetooth-enabled DISTOs are useful for Building Information Modeling (BIM). 

Indirect distance measuring between two points.The reported measurements also include the horizontal distance between the two points, the vertical distance between the two points, and the angle between the points.

Functions that require the angle of the DISTO when the measurement is taken are enabled by a highly accurate 360° tilt sensor that determines the angle of the laser. These include Smart Horizontal and Height Tracking modes.

The Trapezium Function is useful for determining the length and slope of a roof section, and the area it covers. The DISTO uses the its internal tilt sensor to calculate the angle and the distance between the shots, which means you can measure roofs accurately from the ground.

The simple area function is great when a room is a square or rectangle, but what if you have to determine the area of a room that has more than four corners? That is where the triangle function comes in. Divide the room into imaginary triangles, take three shots for each and then add them up. The DISTO will also tell you circumference and the angle of the triangle.

The big receiver lens and the module it is connected to can see a laser dot outside at distances of over 600 ft, depending on conditions.

Measure in Picture (MIP) technology allows you to determine an object's width, height, surface area, or diameter within a picture taken by the pointfinder camera.

The Diameter function uses Measure in Picture (MIP) technology to determine the diameter of cylindrical objects, like tanks or silos. The display also provides circumference (top number) and circular area.

The Lithium Ion battery is recharged via a mini-USB. Plug it into the wall for fast charging, or plug it into a computer to charge and access the image gallery.

An onboard compass helps you determine which direction you are facing when taking measurements with this DISTO.

The dual lens digital camera employs a wide field lens and a 4x zoom lens to power Measure in Picture (MIP) technology.

Combining the photo with the data returned by the laser and the tilt sensor, the software uses the fixed focal lengths of the lenses to determine height, width, and area in MIP mode.

The unit stores images with measurements laid over them for recall on the device or to download later, which is useful for as-built measuring or Building Information Modeling (BIM).

Height Tracking uses the angle reading from the tilt sensor to continuously solve for height. Engage the height tracking function and measure to the base of your target. As you tilt the DISTO up, the laser stays on and the display shows the height of the laser point as it moves higher.


This function helps you measure the height differences between 2 or more reference points. Measure slopes with multiple shots. Each shot is stored as a profile pair that references the shot taken before it.

The on-board tilt sensor in this DISTO can also be used as a leveling tool.

This DISTO can save all captured measurement points as a DXF file. You can then transfer the DXF file into CAD on your computer.

Simply measure the outline of an area – clockwise or counterclockwise – and immediately see the result on the display, no matter how complex the shape of an area is.


In area mode, the DISTO determines the area of a rectangular or square space in two measurements.

The display automatically rotates in line with the orientation of the device; allowing you to easily read the screen from any angle.