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Vaporesso Target PM80. Best Pod Vape of 2020?
Vaporesso Target PM80 Pod Kit. This is one of the latest devices in the trend of pod systems we’ve been seeing recently and here, we’re going to have an in-depth look at this kit.
The Target PM80 is a 2000mAh internal battery kit with a max output of 80W, which, to say the least definitely packs a punch!
For the purpose of this review, we purchased the device ourselves so we could give a 100% genuine and unbiased opinion. After using it we decided to stock them ourselves so that probably gives you an idea of the way this review is heading. Hint: we loved it!
What’s In The Box?
- 1x Target PM80 Battery
- 2x Target PM80 Pod (2ml)
- 1x GTX 0.2Ohm Mesh Coil
- 1x GTX 0.3Ohm Mesh Coil
- 1x USB Cable (Micro USB)
- 1x User Manual
- 1x Warranty Card
- 1x Reminder Card
- Cartridge capacity: 2ml
- Size: 102 x 24.8 x 33.4mm
- Wattage: 5-80w
- Coil resistance: GTX 0.2 – 1.2Ohm
- Battery capacity: 2000mAh
- Display: 0.96″ TFT screen
Look and build
The feel of the Target PM80 is as you’d hope for from a pod kit; it’s sturdy, compact, fits well into the pocket and is very comfortable and discreet in the hand because of its small size.
The mod itself comes with a shiny alloy-look finish coupled with a faux leather feel grip on the back in your desired colour/pattern. Since I’m quite boring when it comes to colours, I’ve gone for the black version of this kit, however it does still look stunning if I do say so myself.
Battery and Chipset
The Target PM80 comes with a built-in 2000mAh battery and a max output of 80w, however with the lowest resistance coil available (0.2Ohm) having a maximum wattage of 60W, I don’t think you will be getting as high as 80W but at least it leaves room in case they bring out any new coils in the future. With the high wattage capabilities in mind, a big worry with Pod kits is that their batteries are not large enough to last when being used at high powers. When it comes to charging the kit I have found I haven’t had to charge it regularly at all, even when using the 0.3ohm coil heavily on 40W. I can easily get at a day’s charge from this kit before having to charge it. In the box is a Micro USB charge lead and the PM80 has a 2AMP quick charge feature that is all the rage these days (people don’t want to wait long for a fully charged battery). I have found the kit charges quite quickly so in that department, I have no complaints.
The chipset inside is the Axon Chip which fires at a rapid 0.001s. After continuous use of the PM80 I have found this to be true; the response time from pressing the fire button is extremely fast. On the note of button pressing, the buttons on this device are quite ‘clicky’ which is a major positive to me as I like to know when I’ve pressed a button!
Coils and Installation
For the Target PM80, the coils used are the GTX Range. Some of you more eagle-eyed readers might recognise these from the GTX One kit that’s been floating around recently. The coils themselves utilise a mesh style build which is extremely popular in vaping due to the improved flavour and lifespan over traditional coils.
For installing your coil, it’s simple to do, remove your pod from the device and push in the coil. Please note the line that goes through the coil, that will have to be in line with the drip tip of the pod to install it correctly.
GTX 0.2ohm Coil
The 0.2ohm GTX coil has a wattage range of 45w-60w. Even at 40W the flavour is great and the vapour production is impressive! No complaints about it but bear in mind it is quite powerful for a pod kit coil, maybe open a window when vaping indoors to keep visibility!
GTX 0.3ohm Coil
The 0.3ohm GTX coil has a range of 32-45W. I must say that this is one of my preferred coils out of the stock coils that came in the box because with the juice I’m using I prefer the slightly lower wattage (I’ll get more into the juice further down). The flavour is fantastic and still produces a good amount of cloud.
Functions and usage
So when it comes down to a kit like this, I was expecting minimal features on the device but we have an abundance of choice when it comes to settings.
Turning the device one is five clicks and turning it off is also five clicks as you’d expect. Adjusting the wattage is achieved by the two buttons located at the bottom of the screen which will increase/decrease in increments of 0.5w.
To lock the adjustment keys for your preferred wattage, press the fire button three times in quick succession. To unlock, press the same button three times.
Accessing the menu is simple too, just press and hold the positive and negative buttons and this will access the menu. From here you have the following options:
Smart VW: This is a great feature in my eyes. When you have turned this feature on, it auto-detects the correct wattage for the coil that is installed. An example of this would be the following: if I take the pod out and install the 0.3ohm coil with has a wattage range between 32-45w, with the smart VW mode turned on, it will automatically set the wattage to 40w as I pop the pod in because this is the best setting for the coil according to the device. If you find that the set wattage from the smart VW mode is too much or too little, you can still adjust it but it will change the wattage every time you remove the pod and pop it back in. To turn this mode off, access the menu again, select Smart VW from the menu and press off.
VW Mode: This is the standard variable wattage mode that the device will be set in when you first start using the Target PM80.
VV Mode: This makes the device work In voltage and will act accordingly to the battery’s charge.
Puff: Display and reset the puff counter
Default: Reset the device to factory setting
Theme: Change the colour of the screen
Exit: Exit the menu
The Target PM80 also comes with a bunch of different safety features listed below:
How does it perform?
The million-dollar question on everyone’s mind, is it any good? Well I’m happy to report that the Target PM80 is a brilliant device, I’ve been using this one for around 3 weeks now primarily with the 0.3 Ohm coil, and am only just having to change the coil now as I’ve been writing this review. That’s not to say coils will last three weeks every time as you all know, different factors affect coil life in different ways, but I’ve been pretty lucky with the coils I guess!
I usually make my own juices with a minute amount of nicotine (around 1mg) for my mech mod / RBA setup, but to test the PM80 I decided to try a bit more nicotine because not as powerful as my mech. I’ve been cycling through British Blend range in 3mg, with a new flavour every time I finish a bottle. The flavour from the coils is tremendous and I haven’t noticed any drop in flavour either. The cloud production is great too, I wasn’t expecting a pod kit to perform as well as it’s done and produce a dense amount of cloud, especially considering British Blend 3mg is only 60% VG! I would quite happily say that this is a remarkable sub-ohm pod kit and if there wasn’t a ‘go-to’ before, there certainly is now!
Final thoughts on the Vaporesso Target PM80
So as you can gather from the review, I would happily recommend this kit based on the overall performance and design; the features on the device work flawlessly and if it broke or got lost, I would be more than happy to replace the kit!
The price of the kit is £44.99 from the site which for a device like this and the extras it comes with, I would say is a great price.
Although I have yet to try the 1.2ohm coil in the GTX range, I would say this would be more for someone who is looking for a compact sub-ohm kit but I’m sure with the higher resistance coil that it would work well as a mouth-to-lung (MTL) kit.
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Get your Vaporesso Target PM80 here.
This review was written by Cal.