How much is too much when it comes to vaping technology? Well, before you answer, let’s take a closer look at the Bluetooth-enabled Sense Linked Vape Arrow Mod Starter Kit. Because this 230-watt Vape Mod is aiming for the tech-happy cloud junkies… and it’s looking like it might just hit.
But a Vape Mod can’t be built on Bluetooth alone, so let’s take a closer look at what this Sense Linked Vape collaboration has to offer… even if phone apps and computer software isn’t part of your regular vape routine.
Daytime Sky, or Night?
Right from the outset, the Arrow Mod jumps at you with its resin-like color schemes – either the swirly, cloudy blue pattern, or the highly contrasting multicolor “deep space” look, which strongly resembles a scene from “Cosmos.” Both are surrounded by a smoothly machined, silver aluminum frame, which seems durable and lightweight.
No matter which of these two initial designs you choose, the Arrow does not resemble anything else out there – a plus in an industry that suffers from a strong case of “me too” design principles.
The rest of the dual-18650 Arrow Mod’s look and feel is refreshingly simple. A welcome three-button control input sits directly under the stunning 1.3-inch TFT screen, while a large, circular fire button sits comfortably on the side of the device.
There is also a button underneath a set of LED lights on the top of the Mod, but we haven’t checked into this functionality too closely, as of yet. If we had to venture a guess, the Arrow is not only a stunning Vape Mod with Bluetooth connectivity, but it also will guide your way to the bathroom in the middle of the night. If only it had Alexa capabilities, we’d never have to leave the house.
In all seriousness, though, we hope this button controls more than another LED light display – there are plenty of ways to make a fourth input button part of a bigger control scheme. We’ll be sure to report back on this when our review posts in the next few weeks.
A Signature Display (and Power)
Once powered up, the Arrow makes a strong impression, with an improved version of the display we first saw on the V-Jet Mod kit a few months back. While it’s certainly a busy screen, chock full of colors and information, we see a lot of potential to customize it – especially if Bluetooth connectivity is part of the equation.
That said, the default screen settings do a solid job of conveying pertinent information, and users of all ability levels should feel right at home with the intuitive menus.
Under the hood, the Arrow Vape Mod kit aims to offer 230 watts of power, full temperature control and TCR functionality, and more. It’s nothing we haven’t seen before, but the true beauty is in the execution. Based on the V-Jet’s performance, we’re confident that the Arrow will hit its marks in style, but we’ll certainly test this thoroughly over the next 10 days.
Oh Yeah, a Killer Tank!
While most of today’s Mod kits come with some proprietary tank system, very few have the pedigree of the Sense Herakles III – one of today’s most popular atomizers. Though we questioned Sense’s insistence on using V-Jet coils when the Herakles name carried so much more weight at the time, we’ve come to love this device for its flavor-focused approach and solid cloud production.
So, even though we have some experience with this solid 25mm tank, we’ll be sure to see if this combination is worth the hype, or riding along on name alone.
About that Bluetooth…
Our biggest question about the supposed Bluetooth connectivity is “why?” Not that we’re down on the idea – it’s been done before in the vaping industry. But rather “why is Sense insisting on building their new flagship device around some computer nonsense?”
If this Bluetooth gimmick turns out to improve the vape experience by implementing new ways to control and adjust the device using a computer or smartphone, we’re all for it. But if this functionality does nothing more than create a cumbersome new way to control a device that already has buttons, we’re a little more skeptical.
But we’re still optimistic, because of Sense’s proven track record. As a complete package, it’s hard to argue with the Sense / Linked Vape Arrow Vape Mod kit’s tremendous offering, from looks to performance specs.
We’ll be running the Arrow through our usual extensive testing over the next few weeks. Check back soon for our full review!
Sense Arrow Kit with Herakles 3 Tank 230W Specs:
- Capacity: 5ml
- Atomizer Size: 24.8 * 62mm
- Battery Size: 93 * 52.2 * 29.5mm
- Battery Capacity: 2 * 18650 (not included)
- Max Wattage: 230W
- Connection Threading: 510
- Airflow Adjustable: Bottom
- Fill Liquid: Top
- Output Wattage: 7W-230W
- Output Mode: VW / VT (SS, Ti, Ni) / TCR (M1, M2, M3) / TFR
- Resistance Range: 0.1ohm-3.0ohm (VW Mode), 0.1ohm-1.0ohm(VT / TCR / TFR Mode)
- Temperature Range: 100°C-315°C/200°F-600°F
Sense Arrow Kit with Herakles 3 Tank 230W Contents:
- 1 x Sense Arrow Mod (without cells)
- 1 x Herakles III Tank 25mm (0.6ohm coil pre-installed)
- 1 x Replacement V-Jet Coil (0.4ohm)
- 1 x Replacement Glass Tube
- 1 x Charging Cable
- 1 x User Manual
- 1 x Warranty Card
- 1 x 510 Drip Tip Adapter
- 1 x Set of Spare Parts