Vaporesso recently released a new pod system called the Target PM80. It’s a new addition to their Target line of devices but it takes quite a turn in terms of it’s design especially if you compare it to it’s predecessors. One thing Vaporesso is known for is the quality and design of their products, though not exactly considered high end they are definitely a class above most others on the market. I’ve been a fan for a long time now and this new Target easily won me over. Here are my honest thoughts on the PM80 from Vaporesso.
|1 x||VAPORESSO TARGET PM80 Battery|
|1 x||USB Cable|
|2 x||VAPORESSO TARGET PM80 POD (4ml)|
|1 x||GTX 0.2Ω MESH COIL|
|1 x||GTX 0.3Ω MESH COIL|
|1 x||User Manual|
|1 x||Warranty Card|
|1 x||Reminder Card|
Listed features and specs:
|Dimensions:||102 x 24.8 x 33.4mm|
|Display:||0.96" TFT screen|
|Resistance (recommended wattage):||GTX 0.2Ω MESH
GTX 0.3Ω MESH
Packaging and contents:
The kit comes beautifully packaged in a brown and white box with an image of the kit on the front and the words ‘A Sub-ohm pod mod’ scrawled over the top. On the back you’ll find a listing of the contents, some specs, company info and an authenticity check sticker on the back. In the kit you get the Target PM80 mod with a pod already attached, a second empty pod, some silicone plugs, one GTX 0.2ohm Mesh coil, one GTX 0.3ohm Mesh coil, a micro USB cable, a user manual, a warranty card and a reminder card. It’s one of the few kits I’ve seen ship with a complete secondary pod which is absolutely awesome. It means you can swap between the two coils but also two flavours without having to drain a tank. It’s a really nice extra touch which you kind of come to expect with Vaporesso products.
The Target PM80 mod:
The mod in my opinion is absolutely stunning. I got the brown version with the maze pattern on the back and it’s easily one of the nicest mods I’ve laid eyes on. It shares a similar shape to other recent releases like the Geekvape Aegis Boost or the Smok RPM80 but it’s considerably slimmer and more refined with it’s chrome finished design. Yes it’s a bit of a fingerprint magnet and might be a touch more prone to scratching but when it’s cleaned up it looks really sharp. At the top it’s got an open slot where the pod or cartridge sits. They’re held in place with two sets of strong magnets and a couple of gold plated spring loaded pins make the connection with the pod. I did experience a bit of leaking with one of the coils but it seems to have stayed contained and not leaked through which is always good.
Another interesting feature at the top of the device, on either side is a series of accent holes which also act as vents, three on each side in a triangular scale sort of pattern. What’s interesting is in the box they include two sets of silicone plugs that match up with these holes and you can chose to plug them up as you see fit. You can pop both plugs in to essentially seal it up say if you’re travelling or something, or pop in just one for a bit less air or keep them both out for a wide open direct lung kind of draw. Considering the kit ships with two mid-range mesh coils and it essentially lacks any mouth to lung type draw I think this thing is primarily meant for direct lung vaping anyway.
The device has an internal 2000mAh battery which charges via micro USB. The port can be found near the bottom of the device on one side and it can charge the device at a rate of 5V/2A so it’s got quick charging and top ups usually take about an hour or so. I heard the battery might actually be rated a bit lower capacity wise but the way I run it it still tends to last me a full day before needing a charge. On the face of the device is a tinted plastic screen and underneath is a bright and colourful 0.96″ tft screen which is well laid out and easy to read. Just above the screen is a chrome looking square fire button which has a fairly soft click but absolutely no rattle. Beneath the screen are the adjustment buttons which appear to be metal with a light textured pattern on them.
Feature and function wise the Target PM80 has a fairly simple set of options, it can do variable wattage up to 80W, variable voltage and a smart VW where it automatically sets the recommended wattage but even if you’re using the regular wattage mode it still shows on screen the recommended range of the coil attached so you can dial it in yourself. It’s also got a puff counter which can be reset in the menu as well as theme options where you can set the menu highlight colours. It uses the usual five clicks to turn it on and off, three clicks to lock the device and when you want to get into the menu you press and hold both adjustment buttons. Compared to past Vaporesso devices this one is considerably easier to navigate which makes it all the more easy to pick up and use.
The Target PM80 Pod and coils:
One of the nice little additions of this kit is the fact it ships with two refillable pods. However, I’m not sure the material they are made of and couldn’t find it specified anywhere. They each hold a cozy 4ml of liquid and use replaceable plug and play style mesh coils. If you flip them over you’ll find the fill ports which have a little silicone plug to seal them, I tend to get a tiny bit of build up around the plug but it’s still fairly mess free. Right next to the fill port is where you stick the plug and play coils. They slide right in but need to be pushed in to a certain orientation or you can end up with some leaking which I found out the hard way. Basically there are a couple notches on the base of the coil that need to line up north south with the pod and if they’re off just a bit they don’t make a great seal.
The kit ships with two different coils but to be fair they end up being fairly close in specs and performance and both as I mentioned above seem better suited to direct lung vaping. One is a GTX 0.2ohm mesh coil rated from 45-60W and the other is a GTX 0.3ohm mesh coil rated from 32-45W. Attaching the 0.3ohm coil to the device the Smart VW sets the wattage to 40W while the 0.3 is set to 55W. However I found both coils can run considerably lower than their recommended range with surprisingly little impact. The 0.3ohm coil I was comfortable running at just 25w and the 0.2ohm coil seemed just fine at 35w. Considering it’s a single battery unit with 2000mAh capacity running it a bit lower can definitely help it last a bit longer.
Performance wise I’ve been really enjoying both the flavour and vapour I get out of these coils. With the 0.2ohm it feels a bit rowdier and runs a bit warmer but as I mentioned you can run both of them well below the recommended range and still get decent performance out of them. One thing I will mention is because the wick holes sit a bit high on occasion if I’m not paying attention I get almost get a dry hit since the way you tip it draws the liquid away from them but as long as I tip it the other direction from time to time it’s not a big deal.
With only a couple of very minor complaints the Target PM80 is easily one of my new favorite pod systems. Yes it’s geared a bit more towards direct lung vapers but it’s is advertised as a sub-ohm pod system and I think nearly anyone would appreciate what this sexy little device brings to the market. It’s easy to pick up and use, works very well and looks incredibly good doing it. This one should do well by most vapers both new and seasoned and I wouldn’t have any issues giving it my official thumbs up!!