It does what it is supposed to do, but it is so big and bulky, that it is a shop tool more than a tool belt tool.
Tape broke free and came out when pulled to full extension. It wasn't yanked out either. Three uses and now useless.
Went into buying these thinking the design was neat n could really help. So I bought 3 of these tape measures...
One for each of my sons for Christmas n one for myself. My one sons broke almost immediately. N my own tape broke about 3rd time i used. My other son has only used twice n said hes afraid to use after ours broke so quickly!
Unfortunately a total waste of money!
Genius design. Love the fact that you can lay it down without twisting the tape. Solid device and I like the note taking backside. Others have complained about the bulk. It's not that much more bulk for me. And given the qualities of the measure, I would gladly accept the dimensions. I can't recommend it enough.