Product Introduction and Specifications
Introducing the Geekvape Wenax H1, the latest addition to the ever-expanding Wenax vape series. Not long ago, I had the opportunity to review the Wenax M1, a vape pen tailored for beginners. With the H1, Geekvape has retained the beloved Mouth-to-Lung (MTL) draw characteristic of the Wenax line while incorporating some extra features for those who enjoy fine-tuning their vaping experience.
The H1 follows the classic pod vape design, accommodating replaceable 2.5 mL pods available in two resistance options. These pods are equipped with a five-layer anti-leak design, effectively preventing any liquid seepage onto the device’s contacts. Powered by a 1000 mAh battery that charges via Type-C, the H1 offers both manual button operation and an auto-draw mode for user convenience.
The burning question is whether the H1 can outshine the Caliburn family of pod vapes. Let’s delve deeper to uncover the answer.
Price: $27.99 (available at ejuiceconnects)
Available Colors: Black, Gunmetal, Red, Blue, Space Grey, Lavender, Violet, Lime Green, and more.
- Dimensions: 22 mm x 13 mm x 113 mm
- Power Output: 7-19 watts
- Coil Resistance: 0.4-2.0 ohms
- Battery Capacity: 1000 mAh
- Pod Capacity: 2.5 mL
- Charging Specification: USB-C Charging Port 5V
- Low Voltage Warning: 3.2V+0.1 volts
- PCBA Temperature Alarm: 80°C
- Cut-off: 10 seconds
- Working Temperature: -10-45°C
- Stand-by Current: up to 15uA
- 1 x Wenax H1 Device
- 2 x Cartridges (0.7 ohm, 16-19 watts / 1.4 ohm, 8-10 watts)
Build Quality and Design
The Wenax H1 offers an impressive array of 12 color options. In my evaluation, I had the opportunity to examine two units, one in a sleek gunmetal finish and the other in space grey. While the space grey variant boasts a somewhat glossy appearance that might not suit everyone’s taste, the gunmetal version exudes an undeniable aura of coolness. Some of the available colors feature a glossy finish, while others showcase a pastel color palette, reminiscent of the Voopoo Vinci Q, a product I recently reviewed.
Measuring a compact 113 mm x 22 mm x 13 mm and weighing a mere 43 grams, the H1 is both lightweight and pocket-friendly. Its design closely follows the footsteps of the Caliburn series, which has essentially become an industry benchmark. Crafted from metallic materials, the device boasts a smooth, rubberized bottom encircling the Type-C port, further enhancing its already impressive build quality.
The tactile button provides a satisfying click, and the pod securely clicks into place. As seen in the Wenax M1, the branding remains unobtrusive, with just two semi-transparent logos. All in all, the Wenax H1 is a finely crafted pod system with an elegant aesthetic and a thoughtful attention to detail.
Despite being a tad more advanced than its Wenax predecessors, the H1 remains user-friendly and accessible. You can use it straight out of the box, but there are some intriguing features for those who want to explore further.
Turning on the device is as simple as clicking the fire button five times. Once the device is powered on, another five clicks will lock the firing button (note that you can still use the auto-draw feature). In my opinion, this is an excellent feature, and it should be a standard offering for all pods equipped with a power button.
Navigating the three power settings is a breeze – just click the fire button three times. The LED indicator displays the current power level. While I couldn’t locate specific wattage values for the three levels, they are color-coded as follows:
- White: Low
- Blue: Medium
- Green: High
Refilling the pod is straightforward. Simply detach it from the battery and unplug the rubber side-fill plug. The pod features a slight tint, with only the mouthpiece part visible, so you may need to tilt the device slightly to check your juice levels.
The Wenax H1’s performance is highly impressive, offering a consistent medium Mouth-to-Lung (MTL) draw that closely resembles the draw on the Caliburn AK2 and the Vinci Q. Both pods feature remarkably sensitive sensors, ensuring there are no missed hits or interruptions while inhaling. Notably, the device maintains its performance even when the battery charge is running low, thanks to effective power regulation.
The 0.7-ohm pod shines when used with regular nicotine e-liquids or lower-strength salts. While I didn’t have any 9 mg juice available, which would likely be the optimal choice, I had no complaints using it at high power with my 7 mg e-liquid designed for the Innokin Zlide. For salt-based e-liquids, the 0.7-ohm pod performs exceptionally well with 20 mg at low or medium settings, delivering warm vapor and impressive flavor. In fact, it’s on par with, if not better than, the Caliburn A2. Moreover, the coil life appears to be robust, as I’ve consumed 15 mL of e-liquid and it still appears capable of enduring one or two more refills.
Conversely, the 1.4-ohm pod seems tailor-made for nicotine salt e-liquids. At medium power, my 25 mg juice provided a great experience, offering slightly cooler vapor compared to the 0.7-ohm pod but maintaining crisp and clean flavor. Although the 1.4-ohm resistance is less common (most similar pods are in the 1.0 or 1.2-ohm range), it works exceptionally well with the intended e-liquids. If you favor nicotine salt e-liquids, particularly in the 20-35 mg range, you won’t be disappointed. Even though salt-based e-liquids tend to be harsher on coils, I’ve managed to consume 12.5 mL of e-liquid with this pod without significant performance degradation.
In terms of leaking, the five-layer structure of the pods lives up to its promise. I haven’t encountered any substantial leaks or experienced e-liquid entering my mouth. There is a minor presence of condensation around the pod when used with a 50/50 e-liquid, but it’s important to note that my area has experienced warm weather recently, so some juice around the contacts can be expected in such conditions.
Battery Life and Charging
The Wenax H1 is equipped with a 1000 mAh internal battery. The actual battery life you experience will depend on your choice of pod and power setting. To provide an estimate, I managed just shy of two pods’ worth (approximately 4-4.5 mL) of e-liquid using the 0.7-ohm coil at the medium power level. This performance is in line with what I observed with the Vinci Q (a device I commended for its battery life) and significantly surpasses the Caliburn A2, which serves as direct competition for this device.
Charging the H1 is a breeze through the Type-C port located at the device’s bottom. I measured a full charge time of approximately 65 minutes, which is in line with the one-hour charging duration expected for a device of this nature. It’s worth noting that the package does not include a charging cable, so you’ll need to have one on hand.
The LED indicator lights up with each puff, employing a three-tier color code to signify the battery level:
- Green: 70-100%
- Blue: 31-69%
- Red: 0-30%
One notable limitation is that the H1 lacks passthrough support, meaning you must unplug the device to use it while it’s charging.
Pros / Cons
- Impressive form factor
- Exceptional build quality
- Sleek and uncomplicated design
- Rubberized bottom provides drop protection
- Generous pod capacity (2.5 mL)
- User-friendly operation
- Highly satisfying Mouth-to-Lung (MTL) draw
- Consistent regulated output
- Both coils deliver outstanding performance and longevity
- Effective anti-leaking pod design
- Three adjustable power settings
- Convenient button lock feature
- Impressive battery life
- Relatively speedy Type-C charging
- Wide selection of 12 color options
- Absence of a charging cable in the package
- Requirement to tilt the device to check juice levels
- Minor condensation observed on warm days
As I mentioned in my recent Vinci Q review, the world of pods has undergone significant advancements in the past few years, and the Wenax H1 is a prime testament to this progress. The device excels in various aspects, from delivering impeccable flavor and impressive battery life to the outstanding performance and versatility of both included coils. Furthermore, its anti-leaking design is generally effective, with only a minor issue of condensation observed on particularly warm days when using 50/50 juice.
I would confidently assert that the Wenax H1 stands shoulder-to-shoulder with some of my favorite pod vapes like the Vinci Q and the Caliburn A2. What sets the H1 apart, however, are its three power settings and the button lock feature. While I continue to appreciate the form factor and battery life of the Vinci Q, if I were to recommend a vape to someone who’s inclined to make adjustments for that ideal vaping experience, the Wenax H1 would be my top choice.