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Leica DISTOTM X6 The original laser distance meter
User Manual
Version 1.0 English

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Introduction
 

This manual contains important safety directions as well as instructions for setting up the product and operating it. Refer to 1 Safety Directions for further information. Read carefully through the User Manual before you switch on the product.
The content of this document is subject to change without prior notice. Ensure that the product is used in accordance with the latest version of this document. Updated versions are available for download at the following Internet address: https://www.disto.com/manuals
Keep for future reference!

Trademarks

· Bluetooth® is a registered trademark of Bluetooth SIG, Inc. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

Validity of this manual This manual applies to the Leica DISTOTM X6. Where there are differences between the standard setups they are clearly described.

Leica Geosystems address book

On the last page of this manual, you can find the address of Leica Geosystems headquarters. For a list of regional contacts, please visit http://leica-geosystems.com/contact-us/sales_support.

Table of Contents

1 Safety Directions

4

1.1

General Introduction

4

1.2

Definition of Use

5

1.3

Limits of Use

7

1.4

Responsibilities

7

1.5

Hazards of Use

8

1.6

Laser Classification

11

2 Overview

13

3 Instrument Setup

16

4 Operation

22

5 Settings

29

6 Functions

54

7 Message Codes

91

8 Care

93

9 Technical Data

94

9.1

Conformity to National Regulations

98

10 International Limited Warranty

102

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Table of Contents

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1
1.1
Description
About warning messages

Safety Directions

Safety Directions
General Introduction
The following directions enable the person responsible for the product, and the person who actually uses the equipment, to anticipate and avoid operational hazards. The person responsible for the product must ensure that all users understand these directions and adhere to them.

Warning messages are an essential part of the safety concept of the instrument. They appear wherever hazards or hazardous situations can occur.

Warning messages...
· make the user alert about direct and indirect hazards concerning the use of the product.
· contain general rules of behaviour.

For the users` safety, all safety instructions and safety messages shall be strictly observed and followed! Therefore, the manual must always be available to all persons performing any tasks described here.

DANGER, WARNING, CAUTION and NOTICE are standardised signal words for identifying levels of hazards and risks related to personal injury and property damage. For your safety, it is important to read and fully understand the following table with the different signal words and their definitions! Supplementary safety information symbols may be placed within a warning message as well as supplementary text.

Type

Description

DANGER

Indicates an imminently hazardous situation which, if not avoided, will result in death or serious injury.

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Intended Use

Type WARNING CAUTION
NOTICE


Description
Indicates a potentially hazardous situation or an unintended use which, if not avoided, could result in death or serious injury.
Indicates a potentially hazardous situation or an unintended use which, if not avoided, may result in minor or moderate injury.
Indicates a potentially hazardous situation or an unintended use which, if not avoided, may result in appreciable material, financial and environmental damage.
Important paragraphs which must be adhered to in practice as they enable the product to be used in a technically correct and efficient manner.

Definition of Use
· Measuring distances in interior as well as exterior condition · Tilt measurement · Data transfer with Bluetooth®

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Safety Directions

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Foreseeable misuse

Safety Directions
· Use of the product without instructions · Use outside of the intended use and limits · Disabling of safety systems · Removal of hazard notices · Opening the product using tools, for example a screwdriver, unless this is permitted
for certain functions
· Use with accessories from other manufacturers without the prior written explicit approval of Leica Geosystems AG
· Modification or conversion of the product · Deliberate dazzling of third parties; also in the dark · Inadequate safeguards at the working site · Deliberate or irresponsible behaviour on scaffold, when using ladders, when measur-
ing near machines which are running or near parts of machines or installations which
are unprotected
· Aiming directly into the sun · Optics are fogged up or wet. Before measurements, condensation moisture and
splash water must be removed from directly accessible parts such as the output
optics using a suitable cloth
· Moving the device during measurements. Try to hold it still when measuring · Dusty atmosphere. Make sure that the lenses of the instrument are free of dust
when measuring. If necessary, clean with a brush
· Measurements in rain, snow, fog or other atmospheric conditions between the device and the target point
· Measurements in strong electrical and magnetic fields, which cannot be completely ruled out in the vicinity of transformers, strong magnets, power supply systems, and
so on
· Measurements with the laser beam in the immediate vicinity of highly reflective surfaces

1.3

Limits of Use



Refer to section 9 Technical Data.

Environment

Suitable for use in an atmosphere appropriate for permanent human habitation. Not suitable for use in aggressive or explosive environments.

1.4
Manufacturer of the product

Responsibilities
Leica Geosystems AG, CH-9435 Heerbrugg, hereinafter referred to as Leica Geosystems, is responsible for supplying the product, including the User Manual and original accessories, in a safe condition.
The company above is not responsible for third-party accessories.

Person responsible for the product

The person responsible for the product has the following duties:

· To understand the safety instructions on the product and the instructions in the User Manual
· To be familiar with local safety regulations relating to accident prevention · Always prevent access to the product by unauthorised personnel · To ensure that the product is used in accordance with the instructions



The product is permitted to use for skilled persons only.

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Safety Directions

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1.5
Radios, digital cellular phones or products with Bluetooth

Safety Directions
Hazards of Use

WARNING

Use of product with radio or digital cellular phone devices
Electromagnetic fields can cause disturbances in other equipment, installations, medical devices, for example pacemakers or hearing aids, and aircrafts. Electromagnetic fields can also affect humans and animals.
Precautions:
 Although the product meets the strict regulations and standards which are in force in this respect, Leica Geosystems AG cannot completely exclude the possibility that other equipment can be disturbed or that humans or animals can be affected.
 Do not operate the product with radio or digital cellular phone devices in the vicinity of filling stations or chemical installations, or in other areas where an explosion hazard exists.
 Do not operate the product with radio or digital cellular phone devices near medical equipment.
 Do not operate the product with radio or digital cellular phone devices in aircrafts.  Do not operate the product with radio or digital cellular phone devices for long
periods with the product immediately next to your body.



This warning also applies when using products with Bluetooth.

WARNING

Improper disposal

If the product is improperly disposed of, the following can happen:
· If polymer parts are burnt, poisonous gases are produced which may impair health. · If batteries are damaged or are heated strongly, they can explode and cause poison-
ing, burning, corrosion or environmental contamination.
· By disposing of the product irresponsibly you may enable unauthorised persons to use it in contravention of the regulations, exposing themselves and third parties to
the risk of severe injury and rendering the environment liable to contamination.

Precautions: 

The product must not be disposed with household waste. Dispose of the product appropriately in accordance with the national regulations in force in your country. Always prevent access to the product by unauthorised personnel.

Product-specific treatment and waste management information can be downloaded from Get Disto Support, section Recycling Passports.

9

Safety Directions

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Safety Directions

CAUTION
Electromagnetic radiation
Electromagnetic radiation can cause disturbances in other equipment.
Precautions:  Although the product meets the strict regulations and standards which are in force
in this respect, Leica Geosystems cannot completely exclude the possibility that other equipment may be disturbed.  The product is a class A product when operated with the internal batteries. In a domestic environment this product may cause radio interference in which case the user may be required to take adequate measures.

NOTICE
Dropping, misusing, modifying, storing the product for long periods or transporting the product Watch out for erroneous measurement results. Precautions:  Periodically carry out test measurements, particularly after the product has been
subjected to abnormal use and before and after important measurements.

1.6
General

NOTICE Target surfaces Measuring errors and increase of measuring time can occur. Precautions:  Keep in mind that measuring errors can occur when measuring to colourless liquids,
glass, styrofoam or permeable surfaces or when aiming at high gloss surfaces.  Against dark surfaces the measuring time increases.
Laser Classification
The laser LED built into the product produces a visible laser beam which emerges from the front side.
The laser product described in this section is classified as laser class 2 in accordance with: · IEC 60825-1 (2014-05): "Safety of laser products" These products are safe for momentary exposures but can be hazardous for deliberate staring into the beam. The beam may cause dazzle, flash-blindness and after-images, particularly under low ambient light conditions.

11

Safety Directions

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Safety Directions

CAUTION
Class 2 laser product From a safety perspective, class 2 laser products are not inherently safe for the eyes. Precautions:  Avoid staring into the beam or viewing it through optical instruments.  Avoid pointing the beam at other people or at animals.  Pay particular attention to the direction of the laser beam when remotely operating
the product by an app or software. A measurement could be triggered at any time.

Description Wavelength Maximum average radiant power

Value 620-690 nm < 1 mW

Pulse duration Pulse repetition frequency (PRF) Beam divergence

> 400 ps. 320 MHz 0.16 mrad × 0.6 mrad

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Components

Overview
The Leica DISTOTM is a laser distance meter operating with a class 2 laser. See chapter 9 Technical Data for scope of use.

a

a Display/Touch screen

b ON/DIST, ON/Measure

b

c Left selection key linked to symbols above

c

h

d Clear/OFF

d

i

e Zoom/Navigate upwards/Pointfinder

e f

f Add/Navigate left

j

g Enter/Equal h Right selection key linked to symbols above

g

k

i Menu ­ Function/Settings

j Subtract/Navigate right

k Measuring reference/Navigate downwards

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Overview

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Overview

Basic measuring screen Pointfinder on

a

b c
Selection screen a
b

Pointfinder off
a

d

f

e

b

e

c

a Status bar b Favourite, left key c Active function d Cross hair e Favourite, right key f Measuring results

c

Red icons represent Functions



Black icons represent Settings

a Function/Settings menu

b Touch icon or press the left selection key

to switch between Function/Settings menu.

Option: Press MENU key twice

c Page indicator. Press left/right on navigator

key or swipe left/right on touch screen

d

d Selects the indicated icon. Touch icon or

e

press the = key or ON/DIST key

e Help function. Touch icon or press the right

selection key to see available help

Basic result screen

Icons on status bar

a Back step-by-step.

For example: Repeat measurement

b Repeat function

For example: Repeat whole measurement

a

c

c Save result. Check saved results in the

REPORTS menu. Option: For some functions

b

to measure multiple points

Time Bluetooth is switched on Bluetooth connection established Device is measuring Device is levelled Device is not levelled

Gesture control
Scroll up/down for further results
Measuring reference Offset is activated and adds/substracts the defined value from measuring distance Battery power
Zoom

15

Overview

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3
Charging the Li-Ion battery by USB

Instrument Setup

Instrument Setup

Charge the battery before using it for the first time.



Use the original charging cable only.

Plug the small end of the cable into the port of the device, and plug the end of the charger into an electrical socket. Select the appropriate connector for your country. The device can be used while charging.

Using the computer for charging the device is possible if the USB port is providing sufficient power. We therefore recommend the use of a USB charging device with 5 V/1 A.

3 h

· The battery must be charged before using it the first time, because it is delivered with an energy content as low as possible.
· The permissible temperature range for charging is from 5 °C to +40 °C/+41 °F to +104 °F. For optimal charging, we recommend charging the batteries at a low ambient temperature of +10 °C to +20 °C/+50 °F to +68 °F if possible
· It is normal for the battery to become warm during charging. Using the chargers recommended by Leica Geosystems, it is not possible to charge the battery once the temperature is too high
· For new batteries or batteries that have been stored for a long time (> three months), it is effectual to make a discharge/charge cycle
· For Li-Ion batteries, a single discharge/charge cycle is sufficient. We recommend carrying out the process when the battery capacity indicated on the charger or on a Leica Geosystems product deviates significantly from the actual battery capacity available.
CAUTION
The device shows the message code 298 Internal diagnostics indicate a possible swell of the LiIon battery. Precautions:  Switch off and stop using the device.  Replace the battery before using the device again.

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Instrument Setup

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Switching ON/OFF

Instrument Setup

1

OFF 2 2s

Start-up wizard

Device is turned ON.

Device is turned OFF.



If the device does not react anymore or cannot be switched off, press and hold

the C/Off key for about 10 s. After releasing the button, the device restarts.

This wizard starts automatically when switching the device ON the very first time or after a Reset. The user is asked to set LANGUAGE, DISTANCE UNITS and DATE/TIME. Follow these steps.

1

2

3

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5

6

Clear
1

Leave current function, go to default operation mode.

Message codes

NOTICE
If the message "i" appears with a number, observe the instructions in 7 Message Codes section.

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Instrument Setup

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Instrument Setup

Example:

Multifunctional endpiece



When measuring with 90° flipped-out endpiece, make sure that it lies plane

against the edge you measure from.

Example:

1

2



The orientation of the endpiece is automatically detected and the zero point is

adjusted accordingly.

Adjusting measuring reference
1

a

b

2

c

Adjusting the measuring reference only works



in pointing mode. Make sure that the laser is

switched on.

a Distance is measured from the rear of the device (standard setting)
b Distance is measured from the front of the device c Distance is measured from the tripod thread

3

Confirm setting.



If device is switched off, reference goes back to standard setting (rear of the

device).

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Instrument Setup

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Operation

4
Using the touch screen

Operation
· Use only fingers to use the touch screen · Do not allow the touch screen to come into contact with other electrical devices · Electrostatic discharges can cause the touch screen to malfunction · Do not allow the touch screen to contact water. The touch screen may malfunction
in humid conditions or when exposed to water · To avoid damaging the touch screen, do not tap it with anything sharp or do not
apply excessive pressure to it with your fingertips

Tap on the display to open an onscreen button or to make a selection. Tapping on the icon in the middle of the bottom line activates the distance measurement or triggers the camera.

Drag on the display to move to previous or to next screen in the galerie function.

Single DISTANCE

Spread two fingers apart to zoom if pointfinder is activated.



Instead of using the touch screen, the normal keypad keys can be used also.

1

2

3

Aim active laser at target.

4

5

a Measured distance

a

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Operation

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Permanent/minimummaximum measuring

Operation
1 2 sec

3

4

Used to measure room

2

min.

max.

diagonals (maximum values) or horizontal distance

(minimum values).

a b

Live view

a The minimum distance measured

b The maximum distance measured
c c Main line: The current value measured

Stops permanent/minimum-maximum measuring. The measuring results are displayed.

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6
Add/subtract
1

25

Operation

Use the Down navigation key to take over



values in the main line for sending by

Bluetooth.

Exit

+ The next measure-

ment is added to

the previous one

2

- The next measure-

ment is subtracted

from the previous

one

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Operation

3

4

5

Bluetooth data transfer

6

Push the Enter/Equal key to stop adding/substracting values.



This process can be repeated as required. The same process can be used for

adding or subtracting areas or volumes.

DISTOTM Plan. Use App for Bluetooth data transfer. Your device can also be updated through this App.



Bluetooth is active when the device is switched on. Connect the device with

your smartphone, tablet, laptop... If Autosend is activated, measurement val-

ues are transferred automatically right after a measurement. To transfer a

result, press the Enter/Equal key:

Refer to BLUETOOTH SETTINGS for details. When connected to an iOS device, press + or - key for 1 second to let the keyboard appear on the display of your mobile device. Pressing one of those keys again closes the keyboard. Bluetooth switches off as soon as the laser distance meter is switched off.
The Leica DISTOTM is compatible to smartphone, tablet or laptop devices using Bluetooth 4.0 or higher. The number of possible measurements with only one battery charge is hardly affected due to the Low Energy technology.
Following software and app are available from Leica Geosystems. They extend the possibilities arising with the use of Leica DISTOTM:
DISTOTM Transfer for use with Windows 10 or higher. It is free of charge and can be downloaded from https://www.disto.com.
The DISTOTM Plan app is available for iOS and Android tablets and smartphones. Download the app from the corresponding app stores. The app is basically free but includes in-App purchases to extend its functionality as well.

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Operation

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Operation



We provide no warranty for free Leica DISTOTM software and offer no support

for it. We accept no liability whatsoever arising from the use of the free soft-

ware and we are not obliged to provide corrections nor to develop upgrades.

A wide range of commercial software can be found on our homepage. Apps

for Android® or iOS can be found in special internet shops. Refer to https://

www.disto.com for more details.

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Overview
Settings

Settings

1
1

29

Settings


2

Press the MENU key twice to enter the settings menu.

Activate/deactivate KEY LOCK GESTURE ON/OFF BEEP ON/OFF ANGLE UNITS BLUETOOTH ON/OFF DISTANCE UNITS FAVORITES BLUETOOTH SETTINGS

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Settings

2

DISTANCE OFFSET
DATE/TIME LANGUAGE RESET DEVICE DISPLAY ILLUMINATION INFORMATION SCREEN ROTATION
TILT CALIBRATION
SHUTDOWN TIME Switch TOUCH SCREEN ON/OFF

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Activate/deactivate KEY LOCK
1

3

31

Settings

Pointfinder

2
Toggle ON/OFF Exit settings.

An activated key lock stays active even if the device is switched off.

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GESTURE ON/OFF

Settings



If KEY LOCK is activated: Press the = key after device is switched on to access

device.

This feature allows triggering measurements without touching the device. To do so, wipe through laser beam with hand or other object within 25 cm.

1
BEEP ON/OFF
1

2
Toggle ON/OFF
2
Toggle ON/OFF

3
Exit settings.
3
Exit settings.

ANGLE UNITS

1

2

a

b

4

BLUETOOTH ON/OFF

a Refuse b Confirm

1

33

Settings

5
Exit settings.
2
Toggle ON/OFF

3
3
Exit settings.

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DISTANCE UNITS

Settings



When Bluetooth is switched on, a black Bluetooth icon is displayed in status

bar. Once connection is established, the colour of the icon changes to blue.

1

2

3

Example
4

Toggle between the units.
5

Confirm setting.

Exit settings.

FAVORITES

1

a

b

4

2

3

Select favourite function.
Press the left or right selection key. Function is set as favourite above the corresponding selection key.

5

Exit settings.

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Settings

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BLUETOOTH SETTINGS

Settings

1

3

5

2

BT SETTINGS KEYBOARD MODE

Select ON or OFF. Enables measurements to be transmitted as entered on an external keyboard to a computer, tablet or smartphone.
BT SETTINGS BT NAVIGATION

4
Confirm setting.

If activated, it is possible to send measurements manually by using the right favourite key. The left favourite key allows switching on/off the arrow keys for navigation.1)

6
Confirm setting.

BT SETTINGS DECIMAL SEPARATOR

7

Select kind of decimal point for transmitted value.

8

BT SETTINGS UNITS TRANSFER

Confirm setting.

9

Select if unit is transmitted or not.

10

Confirm setting.

1) For example, move between cells when working with Microsoft Excel. A long press/ hold of the corresponding favourite key, starts the function as shown on the display (grey colour).

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Settings

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Settings

11

13

15
Exit settings.

BT SETTINGS TERMINATION AFTER VALUE

Select termination of

12

transmission.

BT SETTINGS AUTOSEND

Confirm setting.

Select if value is transmitted automatically or manu-

14

ally.

Confirm setting.

DISTANCE OFFSET



Depending on the chosen settings for Keyboard mode and Autosend, some

selection points might be skipped.

An offset adds or subtracts a specified value automatically to or from all measurements. This function allows tolerances to be taken into account. The offset icon is displayed.

1
4
Adjust digit.

2

a

b

5

a Approve value b Reset setting

3
Select digit.
6
Exit settings.

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Settings

DATE/TIME

40

Settings

1

2

3

4

5

6

Confirm setting.

7

8

9

Confirm setting.

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LANGUAGE
1

101
Exit settings.

2

3

4

Confirm setting.

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Settings

5
Exit settings.

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RESET DEVICE

Settings
Reset returns the instrument to the factory settings. All customised settings and memories are lost.

a

b

1

2

3

DISPLAY ILLUMINATION

a Refuse b Confirm

1

2

3

Select brightness.

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SCREEN ROTATION

Confirm setting.
1

5
Exit settings.
2
Toggle ON/OFF

To save power,



reduce brightness if not

necessary.

3
Exit settings.

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Settings

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Settings

Example

INFORMATION /E-Label

1

2

Click 2x Menu Key to access settings and 3x - Key to move to Information/E-Label

Click = Key to access Information/E-Label

3
Click - Key to show E-Label content

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5

TILT CALIBRATION

Exit information screen.

Exit settings.

This icon appears on the screen once the Leica DISTOTM X6 is operated without an adapter. Refer to Tilt Sensor for details.
This icon appears on the screen once the Leica DISTOTM X6 is mounted on a Leica DST 360X. Refer to DST 360-X CALIBRATION for details.

Tilt Sensor

1

2

Follow the instructions on the screen.

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Settings

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Settings

3

Place device on absolutely flat surface.

4

Once finished, press the ON/DIST key. Follow the instructions on the screen.

180°

5

Turn the device horizontally by 180° and place it again on absolutely flat surface.

6

Once finished, press the ON/DIST key. Follow the instructions on the screen.

7

Place device on absolutely flat surface.

8

Once finished, press the ON/DIST key. Follow the instructions on the screen.

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Settings

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Settings

9

180°

Turn the device horizontally by 180° and place it again

on absolutely flat surface.

Once finished, press the ON/DIST key.

10



After 2 s, the device goes back to the basic mode.

DST 360-X CALIBRATION

1

2

For levelling, the device must be in an inclination range of ±5°.

1 Roughly level the device on the Leica DST 360X

3

horizontally. Aim at a target in approximately 5 m distance.

2 Push ON/DIST for measurement.

3 Flip the device by 180°.

4 Rotate the device by 180° and aim very accurate

4

at the same target as in the previous measure-

ment.

5 Push ON/DIST for measurement.

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Settings

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Settings

5

6

7

6 Rotate the device by 180°. 7 Flip the device by 180° and aim at the same tar-
get as in the previous measurement. 8 Push ON/DIST for measurement.

9 Flip the device by 180°. 10 Rotate the device by 180° and aim very accurate
at the same target as in the previous measurement. 11 Push ON/DIST for measurement.

Once finished, press the ON/DIST key.



After 2 s, the device goes back to the basic mode.

SHUTDOWN TIME

Define time when device shall switch off automatically.

1

2

3

a

b

4

a Refuse b Confirm

5
Exit settings.

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Settings

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Switch TOUCH SCREEN ON/OFF

Settings

1

2

3

Pointfinder

Toggle ON/OFF

Exit settings.

This feature is a great help for outdoor measuring. The integrated pointfinder (view screen) shows the target on the display. The device measures in the middle of the crosshair, even if the laser dot is not visible.



Parallax errors occur when the pointfinder camera is used on close targets, with

the effect that the laser appears displaced in the crosshair. In this case, the

error is automatically corrected with a shift of the crosshair.

Two ways to switch on/off the pointfinder Option 1:

2 s ON/OFF

Press and hold the zoom key for 2 s to switch the pointfinder on/off. The status is saved and remains the same, even device is switched off and on again.



The pointfinder can only be switched on/off once the laser beam is on.

Option 2:
1
a b

2

3

Toggle ON/OFF

Exit settings.

a Adjust zoom while toggling the zoom key. The zoom stage is shown.
b Adjust illumination with navigation keys left and right. The DISPLAY ILLUMINATION value is shown.

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Settings

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Overview

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Functions

Functions


1

2

LEVELLING SMART HORIZONTAL HEIGHT TRACKING AREA Single DISTANCE VOLUME TRIANGLE AREA TIMER REPORTS
HEIGHT PROFILE SLOPE STAKE OUT MIP - WIDTH

MIP - AREA
MIP - DIAMETER POINT TO POINT 2) POINT TO POINT - LEVELLED 2) POINT TO LINE 2)
3D DATA CAPTURING 2) 3) P2P - FILES
3
SMART AREA 2)

2) Activated, when connected to Leica DST 360X adapter 3) DXF and CSV

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Functions

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Functions

Close/exit all functions described in this chapter as follows:

LEVELLING

1

2

Leave menu.

Exit.

1

2

Displays inclinations of 360°. Instrument beeps at 0°. Ideal for horizontal or vertical adjustments.

SMART HORIZONTAL

x

1

2

3
z

y

HEIGHT TRACKING

Aim laser at target.

Up to 360° and a transverse tilt of ±10°.

a Measured distance, x

4

a b

b Angle,  c Height difference from measuring point, y

c d Horizontal distance, z

d e

e Save result. Check saved results in the REPORTS menu

Heights of buildings or trees without suitable reflective points can be determined. At the bottom point, distance and tilt are measured - which needs a reflective laser target. The upper point can be targeted with the pointfinder/crosshair and does not need a reflective laser target as only the inclination is measured.

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Functions

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Functions

1

4 6

Px

2

3

P0

Aim laser at lower point.

Aim laser at upper points

Px

and angle/height tracking 5

starts automatically.

P0

y

a Distance P0

a b c
d e

b Angle  c Angle  d Tracking height y if
device is turned on tripod e Save result. Check

Px z
P0

saved results in the

REPORTS menu

AREA

a

7

a Distance z



Use the Down navigation key to take over values in the main line for sending

by Bluetooth.

1

2

3

Aim laser at first target point.

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Functions

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Functions

Single DISTANCE

4

5

Aim laser at second target point.

a a First distance b b Second distance c c Circumference d d Area e e Save result. Check
saved results in the
REPORTS menu



The main result is the area of this rectangle. The individual measured values are

shown above the main line.

Partial measurements/painter function: Press + or - before starting the first

measurement. Measure and add or subtract distances. Finish with =. Measure

second length.

1

2

3

Aim active laser at target.

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VOLUME
1

5

a Measured distance

a

2

3

Aim laser at first target point.

4

5

Aim laser at second target Aim laser at third target

point.

point.

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Functions

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Functions

6

TRIANGLE AREA

7
More results.
1

a Circumference

a b Ceiling/floor area

b c d e

c Wall areas d Volume e Save result. Check saved results in the REPORTS
menu

a b a Volume c b First distance d c Second distance
d Third distance

2

3

Aim laser at first target point.

4

5

Aim laser at second target Aim laser at third target

point.

point.

a First distance

a b Second distance

6

b c d e

c Third distance d Angle between first and second measurement e Save result. Check saved results in the REPORTS
menu

7
More results.

a b
a Circumference
b Triangular area

63

Functions

TIMER REPORTS

64

Functions



The main result is the area of this triangle. With + or - several triangle can be

added or subtracted. Refer to Add/subtract

1

2

3

Select release time.

4

5

Confirm setting.

The timer starts once the ON/DIST key is pressed. · The countdown is dis-
played on the screen · An interval beep
sounds during the countdown

· Saved measurements can be viewed · Press the save button in the result screen to create a report · Reports are saving measurements and results as a list together with date and time.
If the pointfinder was switched on, it includes the last picture also
· List can be downloaded as jpg or csv file by USB-C cable

a b

a b

Number of reports available Type of report

1

2

c c Screenshot of last

measuring point

d d Delete one or all

reports

3

Toggle between available reports.

4

Check measuring details of the selected report.

65

Functions

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HEIGHT PROFILE

Functions

1

a Start measuring.

First measurement

is the reference

2

point

b Set absolute height

of reference point.

ab

Example: Height

above sea level

3

4

0 REF

5

4

5

1

2

3
d

h

0 REF

Aim at reference point (REF).

6 a

a Step back to read

out previous measuring points

2 ×

b Horizontal distance

b c d

c

to device = d Height difference to reference point

7

(REF) = h d Start new height

Exit function.

profile measurement



Push the ON/DIST key for > 2 s for continuous height profile measuring.



Ideal for measuring of height differences to a reference point. Can be also used

to measure profiles and terrain sections. After measuring the reference point,

the horizontal distance and height is displayed for each following point.

Option: Set absolute height of reference point

It is possible to set the height for the measured reference point. For example: Set level of the measured reference point to 400 m above sea level. A measured point 2 m above the reference point would be 402 m then.

a Start measuring.

First measurement

1

2

is the reference point

b Set absolute height

ab

of reference point

3

4

5

67

Functions

SLOPE

68

Functions

1

4

6

2

3

Aim laser at upper target point.

5

Aim laser at lower target point.

a Horizontal distance between both points

a b

b c

Vertical height between both points Included angle between both points

c d Distance between both points

d e

e

Save result. Check saved results in the REPORTS menu

STAKE OUT

a P1 angle

7

a b
c

b c d

P1 distance P2 angle P2 distance

d e

e

Save result. Check saved results in the REPORTS menu



Indirect distance measuring between two points with additional results. Ideal

for applications such as length and slope of roof, height of chimneys,... It is

important, that the instrument is positioned in the same vertical plane as the

two measured points. The plane is defined of the line between the two points.

This means, that the device on the tripod is only moved vertically and not

turned horizontally to reach both points.

Two different distances, STAKE-OUT - "a" and STAKE-OUT - "b", can be entered to mark off defined measured lengths.

a = b
3

1 2
a b b

a  b

1

2

3

a

1

b

b

69

Functions

70

Functions

1

2

3

42

a

Adjust distance a. Press = to approve STAKE-OUT - "a".

Adjust distance b. Press = to approve STAKE-OUT - "b".

Start measuring. Move device slowly along the stake out line. The distance to the previous/next stake out point is displayed.

a a # of previous stake out

b b Distance to previous stake out

5

c c Total distance

d d # of next stake out e e Distance to next stake out

When approaching a stake

out point to less than

18 mm the value of the

stake out point is frozen and arrows appear on the

6

side of the display for

marking purposes.

a

a Value of the current

stake out point

b Stake out point pos-

ition indicated with

b

arrows

MIP - WIDTH

1

2

4×

4

2×

5

1×

If necessary, use the Zoom for precise aiming.

71

Functions

1.642m
3
It is absolutely necessary to aim with the laser perpendicular to the object.
6
Select arrows with the right favourite key or by tapping on the display. Adjust for measurement by arrow keys or on touch screen.

MIP - AREA

72

Functions

a
7 b c
Confirm measurement. Corresponding width is calculated.

a Distance to object b Width between the two arrow positions c Save result. Check saved results in the REPORTS
menu

1

2

3

Aim perpendicular to the horizontal centreline of the area. This area must be perfectly flat on the vertical plane.

4×

4

2×

5

6

1×

If necessary, use the Zoom for precise aiming.

Select arrows with the right favourite key or by tapping on the display. Adjust for measurement by arrow keys or on touch screen.

a

b

7

c

d e

Confirm measurement. Corresponding width is calculated.

a Width between the two arrow positions b Length between the two arrow positions c Circumference d Area e Save result. Check saved results in the REPORTS
menu

73

Functions

74

Functions

8

MIP - DIAMETER
1

a
a Distance

Ø

2

3

Aim laser perpendicular to the middle of the round object.

4×

4

2×

5

6

1×

If necessary, use the Zoom for precise aiming.

Select arrows with the right favourite key or by tapping on the display. Adjust for measurement by arrow keys or on touch screen.

a

b

7

c

d e

Confirm measurement. Corresponding width is calculated.

a Distance to object b Circumference c Circular area d Diameter e Save result. Check saved results in the REPORTS
menu

75

Functions

76
POINT TO POINT

Functions
The POINT TO POINT measurement function is activated when connected to the Leica DST 360X.

1

2

3

Aim laser at first target point.

4

5

Aim laser at second target point.

a a Distance to first target point

b b Distance to second target point

6

c Distance between first and second target point

c d Save result. Check saved results in the REPORTS

d

menu



Use the Down navigation key to take over values in the main line for sending

by Bluetooth.

7 2 sec

If permanent measurement for the second target point is chosen, live measured distance values are displayed.

POINT TO POINT LEVELLED

This function is activated when connected to the Leica DST 360X adapter.
Use this POINT TO POINT - LEVELLED measurement function to get more measuring data. Do not move device after levelling. The tie distance is calculated based on two known coordinates with x, y and z value.

77

Functions

78

Functions

1

2

1
3

For levelling, the device must be in an inclination range of ±5°.

The colour of the bubble indicates the levelling status. Red: Not levelled.

2

3

4

5

6

Adjust the Leica DST 360X. Rotate the device clock-

Rotate the device clock-

A green bubble indicates wise 90°. Follow the

wise 90°. Follow the

correct levelling.

instructions on the display. instructions on the display.

7

8

9

Aim laser at first target point.

10

11

Aim laser at second target point.

a

a Vertical height between both points b Horizontal distance between both points

12

b c Angle between both points c d Distance between both points

d e

e Save result. Check saved results in the REPORTS menu

79

Functions

80

Functions

a a Distance between both points

13

b b Distance to the first target point c c Distance to the second target point

d d Height between first and second target point



Use the Down navigation key to take over values in the main line for sending

by Bluetooth.

14 2 sec

If chosen permanent measurement for second target point, the current distances are displayed.

POINT TO LINE

· Measure a line. For example, border of a plot of land or side of a house. Then measure points of interest to get them with dimension referenced to this line
· Get distance to the line and to its starting point. For example, to add to a plan · Document points referenced to an outline to be found later when point is no longer
directly accessible

1

1

2

3

For levelling, the device must be in an inclination range of ±5°.

The colour of the bubble indicates the levelling status. Red: Not levelled.

2

3

4

5

6

Adjust the Leica DST 360X. Rotate the device clock-

Rotate the device clock-

A green bubble indicates wise 90°. Follow the

wise 90°. Follow the

correct levelling.

instructions on the display. instructions on the display.

81

Functions

82

Functions

POINT TO LINE - start measurement

Aim at the starting point,
first point of the reference 1 line.

1

POI

2

Aim at the second point along the reference line.

3

POI

2

4

a

b

a Length of reference line
b Distance to second point

5

6

POI

7

Confirmation: Reference line has been defined.

Aim at the point of interest, POI.

Depending on the position of the POI, measurement results may show positive and/or negative values.

8

a a Distance from starting point on reference line to

b

90° projection of POI

b Distance from POI to reference line

The measuring results disappear after 2 sec. Push the

9

Enter/Equal key to:

3.805

· Recall last measurement

-8.299

· Possibility to save the data as a report

83

Functions

84

Functions

Interpreting results:

I

POI 1IV

III 1: starting point, 2: second point

ba

2

II

a Distance from starting point on reference line to 90° projection of POI: a > 0
b Distance from POI to reference line: b > 0

I

a 1IV

III 1: starting point, 2: second point

2b

POI
II

a Distance from starting point on reference line to 90° projection of POI: a > 0
b Distance from POI to reference line: b < 0

I

a IV 1b

POIIII 1: starting point, 2: second point a Distance from starting point on reference line to 90° projection of POI: a < 0

2

II

b Distance from POI to reference line: b < 0

I

IV
POI

b

III 1: starting point, 2: second point

a Distance from starting point on reference line to

21

a
II

90° projection of POI: a < 0 b Distance from POI to reference line: b > 0

3D DATA CAPTURING

· Measure CAD files like DXF to be used in CAD programs or user-specific software. Also if Pointfinder is switched on pictures are saved for reference
· Download DXF files and pictures (JPG) by USB-C cable · DXF files are also stored as CSV for later import into specific software or to be used
in Excel for further processing
· Use CAD Projects Manager to delete projects (DXF, CSV and JPG files) all at once or per project

1

1

2

3

For levelling, the device must be in an inclination range of ±5°.

The colour of the bubble indicates the levelling status. Red: Not levelled.

85

Functions

86

Functions

2

3

4

5

6

Adjust the Leica DST 360X. Rotate the device clock-

Rotate the device clock-

A green bubble indicates wise 90°. Follow the

wise 90°. Follow the

correct levelling.

instructions on the display. instructions on the display.

Check status line:

7

Indicates proper lev- 8

elling

Indicates insufficient

levelling

Aim at first point.

9

10

11

Aim at additional points.

Stops DXF capture and saves data.

a Number of measured points

a b Ticks indicate format of results available

12

b c Time stamp of measurement

c d Finish and save measurement

d e Back, collect more measuring points e

13

14

Finish measurement.

87

Functions

15
Open P2P - FILES. Refer to P2P - FILES for details.

P2P - FILES

88

Functions

1

a

b

2

c

d

e f

Use the USB Type-C connector cable to connect the Leica DISTOTM X6 to a PC or laptop. Open the Explorer, search for the USB connected device to navigate and backup/transfer measured data.

a Number of 3D data measurements. Toggle left/ right to see available data sets
b Number of measured points of the selected 3D data measurement
c Checks indicate format of results available of the selected 3D data measurement
d Time stamp of selected 3D data measurement e Delete the selected 3D data measurement f Exit

Depending on measured data, the following directories are available: · DXF · Reports

Possible content of the DXF directory:

Open one of the DXF directories to see the content.

Content description of the DXF directory, example: · 2DG_*.dxf: 2D ground plan · 2DW_*.dxf: 2D wall plan · 3D_*.dxf: 3D plan · *.csv: Table with polar and cartesian coordinates · IMG_*.jpg: 240 × 240 pixel picture of measured
point
View/copy/move/backup/transfer data.

SMART AREA

This function is activated when connected to the Leica DST 360X adapter.

1

2

89

Functions

3 1
Aim laser at first target point.

90

Functions

3

4

2

4

5

1

Aim at additional points. Maximum 30. For correct results, points must be measured clockwise or anticlockwise.

a

b

5

c

d

e

By pressing =, the area is calculated.

a Distance between last and previous measured point
b Distance between last and first measured point
c Circumference d Area e Save result. Check
saved results in the REPORTS menu

7
Overview

Message Codes

Code 156

Cause Transverse tilt greater than 10°

162

Calibration error

204

Calculation error

205

Memory full

240-245 Data transfer error

252

Temperature too high

253

Temperature too low

254

Battery error

255

Received signal too weak, meas-

uring time too long

256

Received signal too high

257

Too much background light

Correction
Hold the instrument without any transverse tilt.
Make sure the device is placed on an absolutely horizontal and flat surface. Repeat the calibration procedure. If the error still occurs contact your dealer.
Perform measurement again.
Delete data to free up memory space.
Connect device and repeat procedure.
Allow device cool down.
Warm device up.
Charge batteries.
Change target surface (for example white paper).
Change target surface (for example white paper).
Shadow target area.

91

Message Codes

92

Message Codes

Code 260 298 299
300-303 301
304 305 306 307

Cause Laser beam interrupted Battery status poor
Hardware error
Error with Leica DST 360X adapter The device has been moved, levelling not valid anymore
Distance for calibration of Leica DST 360X is out of range Aiming error during Leica DST 360X calibration Leica DST 360X calibration failed Aiming error during Leica DST 360X calibration

Correction
Repeat measurement.
Replace battery to avoid severe damage on the device.
If this message continuously appears, the device must be serviced. Ask dealer for help.
Repeat procedure. If the message still occurs, contact your dealer.
Perform levelling again. Levelling with invalid levelling is possible but it affects the accuracy.
Select a distance of about 5 m from the target.
Repeat procedure and make sure for precise aiming.
Repeat calibration process.
Repeat procedure and make sure for precise aiming.

8

Care

· Clean the device with a damp, soft cloth · Never immerse the device in water · Never use aggressive cleaning agents or solvents

93

Care

9
General

94

Technical Data

Technical Data
Accuracy with favourable conditions 4) Accuracy with unfavourable conditions 5) Range with favourable conditions 4) Range with unfavourable conditions 5) Smallest unit displayed X-Range Power Technology Laser class Laser type Ø laser point | at distances Tilt measuring tolerance to laser beam 8) Tilt measuring tolerance to housing 8)

1 mm/0.04 6) 2 mm/0.08 7) 0.05-250 m/0.16-820 ft 6) 0.05-150 m/0.16-500 ft 7) 0.1 mm/ 1/32 Yes 2 635 nm, < 1 mW 6/30/60 mm | 10/50/100 m
±0.2°
±0.2°

4) Favourable conditions are: white and diffuse reflecting target (white painted wall), low background illumination and moderate temperatures.
5) Unfavourable conditions are: targets with lower or higher reflectivity or high background illumination or temperatures at the upper or lower end of the specified temperature range.
6) Tolerances apply from 0.05 m to 10 m with a confidence level of 95%. With favourable conditions, the tolerance may deteriorate by 0.10 mm/m for distances above 10 m.
7) Tolerances apply from 0.05 m to 10 m with a confidence level of 95%. With unfavourable conditions, the tolerance may deteriorate by 0.15 mm/m for distances above 10 m.

Tilt measuring range 8)
Measuring range with Leica DST 360X horizontal 9)
Measuring range with Leica DST 360X vertical 9)
Tolerance P2P function at distances 9)
Protection class
Automatic laser switch off
Automatic power switch off
Bluetooth Bluetooth power Bluetooth frequency Bluetooth range
Relative humidity
Operation height
Battery Battery durability
Dimension (H × D × W)

360° 360°
-64° to > 90°
±5 mm/5 m | ±10 mm/10 m IP65 (dust tight and jet-water protected) after 90 s Configurable in SHUTDOWN TIME Bluetooth v5.0  2.5 mW 2400-2483.5 MHz 10 m Max. 95% non-condensing Max. 3000 m/9840 ft 3.7 V/2000 mAh up to 4000 measurements 155 × 68 × 25 mm | 6.1 × 2.68 × 0.98

8) After user calibration. Additional angle-related deviation of ±0.01° per degree up to ±45° in each quadrant. Applies at room temperature. For the whole operating temperature range, the maximum deviation increases by ±0.1°.
9) In combination with Leica DST 360X adapter.

95

Technical Data

Functions

96

Technical Data

Weight (with batteries)
Temperature range storage Temperature range operation
Charging time Charging temperature Charging power

230 g/8.11 oz
-25 to 70 °C/-13 to 158 °F -10 to 55 °C/14 to 131 °F
3 h 5 to 40 °C 5 V/1 A

Distance measuring

yes

Min/Max measuring

yes

Permanent measuring

yes

Stake out

yes

Addition/Subtraction

yes

Area

yes

Triangle area

yes

Volume

yes

Painter function (area with partial measurement)

yes

Smart Horizontal Mode/Indirect height

yes

Levelling

yes

Reports

yes

Beep

yes

Illuminated colour display

yes

Bluetooth

yes

Personalised Favorites Timer Point to point function/distance Smart Area Height tracking Height profile Sloped objects Profile Measurement Gesture Control Point-to-line function CAD data capturing (DXF/CSV/JPG) Measure in Picture

yes yes yes10) yes10) yes yes yes yes yes yes10) yes10) yes

10) In combination with Leica DST 360X adapter.

97

Technical Data

98
9.1
Labelling Leica DISTOTM X6

Technical Data
Conformity to National Regulations

Model: Leica DISTOTM X6

IP65

Complies with 21 CFR 1040.10

and 1040.11 except for

conformance with IEC 60825-1 Ed.3., as described in Laser Notice No. 56, dated May 8, 2019

Leica Geosystems 9435 Heerbrugg, Switzerland

AG

Power: Li-Ion 5V 1A

Made in Hungary

Max. Range
250m 150m

Refer to INFORMATION /E-Label on page 44 to call up other legally relevant symbols and certifications.

EU UKCA USA

Hereby, Leica Geosystems AG declares that the radio equipment type Leica DISTOTM X6 is in compliance with Directive 2014/53/EU and other applicable European Directives. The full text of the EU declaration of conformity is available at the following Internet address: http://www.disto.com/ce.
Hereby, Leica Geosystems AG declares that the radio equipment type Leica DISTOTM X6 is following the provisions of the applicable relevant statutory requirement S.I. 2017 No. 1206 Radio Equipment Regulations 2017. The full text of the UK declaration of conformity is available at the following Internet address: http://www.disto.com/ukca.
FCC Part 15

This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class B digital instrument, pursuant to part 15 of the FCC rules.
These limits are designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful interference in a residential installation.
This equipment generates, uses and can radiate radio frequency energy and, if not installed and used in accordance with the instructions, may cause harmful interference to radio communications.
However, there is no guarantee that interference will not occur in a particular installation. If this equipment does cause harmful interference to radio or television reception, which can be determined by turning the equipment off and on, the user is encouraged to try to correct the interference by one or more of the following measures:
· Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna · Increase the separation between the equipment and the receiver · Connect the equipment into an outlet on a circuit different from that to which the
receiver is connected · Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician for help
This device complies with part 15 of the FCC rules. Operation is subjected to the following two conditions:
· This device may not cause harmful interference, and · this device must accept any interference received, including interference that may
cause undesired operation.

99

Technical Data

Canada Japan

100

Technical Data

FCC Radiation Exposure Statement
The radiated rf output power of the instrument is below the FCC radio frequency exposure limits for portable devices according to KDB 447498.

Changes or modifications not expressly approved by Leica Geosystems for compliance could void the user's authority to operate the equipment.

CAN ICES-003 B/NMB-003 B

ISED Statement, applicable in Canada
This device complies with Industry Canada's licence-exempt RSSs. Operation is subject to the following two conditions:
1. This device may not cause interference; and 2. This device must accept any interference, including interference that may cause
undesired operation of the device.

Radio Frequency (RF) Exposure Compliance Statement The radiated RF output power of the instrument is below the Health Canada's Safety Code 6 exclusion limit for portable devices (radiated element separation distance between the radiating element and user and/or bystander is below 20 cm).
· This device is granted pursuant to the Japanese Radio Law (). · This device should not be modified (otherwise the granted designation number will
become invalid).

Others

The conformity for countries with other national regulations has to be approved prior to use and operation.

101

Technical Data

10
Description

102

International Limited Warranty

International Limited Warranty

International Limited Warranty
The Leica DISTOTM X6 comes with a two year warranty from Leica Geosystems AG. To receive an additional year warranty, the product must be registered on our website at Leica Disto Warranty within eight weeks of the purchase date. If the product is not registered, our two year warranty applies.
More detailed information about the International Limited Warranty can be found on the internet at Leica Warranty

979590-1.0.1en
Original text (979590-1.0.1en) Published in Switzerland, © 2024 Leica Geosystems AG
Leica Geosystems AG
Heinrich-Wild-Strasse 9435 Heerbrugg Switzerland
www.leica-geosystems.com



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