Press release #Power Tools

More flexible than ever: The new Zamo generation from Bosch

World’s first laser measure with adapters

  • Even more application possibilities thanks to module attachments
  • Quick measurement thanks to intuitive handling
  • Simple surface calculation at the press of a button
Manuel Roj

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The Bosch Zamo is now multi-functional. Bosch is introducing a concept to the measurement technology segment that is already familiar to DIY enthusiasts who use the Ixo cordless screwdriver: a range of adapters – in tape, wheel, and laser line versions – will open up completely new possibilities for DIY enthusiasts to realize creative ideas. The new Zamo is much more than a standard laser measure − it is a universal helper for every household.

Measure easily with the tape adapter

Measuring made easy − and not just when sewing. The new tape adapter transforms the Zamo into a digital tape measure which can be used to determine short distances of up to 1.5 meters in a matter of seconds. Simply pull out the adapter’s flexible tape, measure the object of your choice, and press the button to bring up the measured value on the Zamo’s illuminated display. Whether you’re working out a waist measurement, arm or leg lengths, the size of picture frames or TV diagonals, the advantage is the high precision with which the Zamo measures. You can be sure that every outfit will fit perfectly – and your television set will shine on your living room wall just as the Zamo does thanks to its reflective surface.

Quick measurement with the wheel adapter

The Zamo is particularly nimble with its new wheel adapter. It looks a bit like a pizza cutter, gliding smoothly anything you might need to measure, even if its surface is curved. This enables you to quickly determine how many meters of cable you need when running it along a door or how much material you need to give your favorite armchair a new look. You can also quickly ensure that pictures are spaced out evenly when hung on the wall. The Zamo starts measuring as soon as the wheel adapter touches a surface and stops again once it is removed from it – it’s quick and easy.

Everything lined up in a row with the laser line adapter

No matter how hard you try, the pictures in the living room or the wardrobe hooks always hang crooked? The new laser line adapter of the Zamo provides a remedy. It turns the laser point into a laser line, on which objects can be aligned in no time at all. For example, you can place the Zamo on a tabletop or a pile of books and align the adapter using two levels like any standard spirit level. Then you’re ready to hang up picture frames, shelving or anything you like neatly in a row. You can project a horizontal or vertical line, depending on the edge the Zamo is resting on. This tool is all about clean, straight lines – both in terms of its design and its applications around the home.

New square meter function for fast surface calculations

As well as measuring distances, the Zamo can additionally calculate surface areas on request based on the last two measured values recorded. You just need to double-click and a precise square meter measurement will appear on the display. You can see at a glance exactly how much carpet you need to lay in your living room or how much paint you will need when redecorating. Pulling out a calculator or your smartphone to make additional calculations is a thing of the past - let the new Zamo take care of it for you.

The new Zamo will be available from October. The prices are recommended retail prices including VAT. Subject to change.

SpecificationsZamo (third generation)
Measuring range0.15 – 20 m
Typical measuring accuracy± 3 mm
Laser diode/resolution/laser class 635 nm, < 1 mw, class 2
Power supply2x 1.5 V AAA batteries
Operating timeapprox. 5 h (with continuous measurement)
Reference edge (start of measurement)Back edge of the tool
Dimensions (length x width x height)105 x 38 x 22.3 mm
Weight (including batteries)approx. 85 g
Items included/Recommended retail price including VAT• Tool without adapter incl. 2 x 1.5 V AAA batteries: €59.99
• Set incl. tape, wheel, and laser line adapters, and 2 x 1.5 V AAA batteries: €99.99
Adapters bought separately:
• Wheel and laser line adapter: €14.99
• Tape adapter: €19.99

The Robert Bosch Power Tools GmbH, a division of the Bosch Group, is one of the world’s leading providers for power tools, garden tools, power tool accessories and measuring tools. In 2022, its roughly 20,000 associates generated sales of 5.9 billion euros, about 90 percent of which outside of Germany. With brands such as Bosch and Dremel, the division stands for customer focus and great engineering progress. The core success factors are innovative strength and pace of innovation. In 2023, Bosch Power Tools will again launch more than 100 new products onto the market in its four business segments power tools, garden tools, accessories and measuring tools.

The Bosch Group is a leading global supplier of technology and services. It employs roughly 421,000 associates worldwide (as of December 31, 2022). The company generated sales of 88.2 billion euros in 2022. Its operations are divided into four business sectors: Mobility, Industrial Technology, Consumer Goods, and Energy and Building Technology. As a leading IoT provider, Bosch offers innovative solutions for smart homes, Industry 4.0, and connected mobility. Bosch is pursuing a vision of mobility that is sustainable, safe, and exciting. It uses its expertise in sensor technology, software, and services, as well as its own IoT cloud, to offer its customers connected, cross-domain solutions from a single source. The Bosch Group’s strategic objective is to facilitate connected living with products and solutions that either contain artificial intelligence (AI) or have been developed or manufactured with its help. Bosch improves quality of life worldwide with products and services that are innovative and spark enthusiasm. In short, Bosch creates technology that is “Invented for life.” The Bosch Group comprises Robert Bosch GmbH and its roughly 470 subsidiary and regional companies in over 60 countries. Including sales and service partners, Bosch’s global manufacturing, engineering, and sales network covers nearly every country in the world. The basis for the company’s future growth is its innovative strength. At 136 locations across the globe, Bosch employs some 85,500 associates in research and development, of which nearly 44,000 are software engineers.

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