Impressive Touch Screen
The new and extremely responsive touchscreen is easy to use and makes for very intuitive operation. All features are quickly and easily accessed using standard gestures including swipe and zoom using fingers. The new touchscreen also allows for measurements to be taken directly.
New feature – Measure with a picture
Determine the height, width, area or the diameter of an item using this outstanding new feature. With just a single right angle measurement of an object is all that is needed. Using two arrows the required dimension is marked on the image displayed and the measured result is then shown on screen.
Document using pictures
The in-built camera on the Leica Disto D810 touch is able to take screenshots and pictures which can then be transferred to a computer using the USB device to document project work with just one click of a button. The feature can be used to make sure that measured points are not unintentionally lost.
Included with the Leica Disto D810 touch is the uniquely designed tilt sensor which makes sure that the results provided are extremely accurate. Many different indirect measuring services when the Disto D810 touch is used with a Leica TRI100 tripod with fine drive.
Leica Disto Sketch App
The free Leica DISTO™ app sketch facilitates the creation of tables or ground plans using an iPhone, iPad or iPad mini. Dimensions can be added to photographs to produce great visuals with no effort at all.
Bluetooth® Smart with App
The Leica DISTO™ D810 Touch is more than a measuring tool. Using Bluetooth® Smart Technology your measurements can be transferred to other devices using the integral Bluetooth® Smart Technology.
ISO 16331-1 – The Standard for Laser Distance Meters
The range and accuracy of laser distance meters are dependent on light conditions and on the reflectivity of the measuring target. Leica Geosystems’ laser distance meters perform in perfect conditions but also in the everyday working environment.
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.
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™ 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.
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”.