Vaporesso Target PM80 | Review

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Vaporesso Target PM80 Review

Vaporesso Target PM80

The Target PM80 is the latest AIO pod mod style device from Vaporesso.

Vaporesso has a rich pedigree of producing excellent devices and has several pod mods in the market. The Target PM80 is their first focused solely on high wattage Direct-to-Lung (DL) vaping.

The Target PM80 features an in-built 2000mAh battery and is adjustable with up to 80W of power. It comes with two pods with different coil options and has a 4ml juice capacity.

The Vaporesso Target PM80 is currently available in Silver, Brown, Black, Blue, Green & Red.

The Good

Great build quality, compact light device, 4ml juice capacity, two pods included, excellent flavor from both coils.

The Bad

2000mAh battery a little lightweight, adjustable airflow could be better.

The Bottom Line

The Target PM80 is a well-designed compact and portable DL kit. It delivers an excellent vape experience from both the included coils and has a good juice capacity. Not for MTL vapers or those that like a tight draw.

9.5

Disclosure: This product was sent to us by Vapesourcing for the purpose of this review.

Specs

  • Size: 102×24.8×33.4mm
  • 2000mAh Built-In Battery
  • 80W Max Output
  • Compact, Sturdy Design
  • 96 Inch TFT Colour Screen
  • Large Firing Button
  • Operational Buttons
  • AXON Chipset
  • Variable Wattage
  • Range Of Safety Protections
  • 4ml Proprietary Pods (2ml within the EU)
  • Interchangeable Coils
  • Easy Coil Installation
  • Suited To High VG E-liquids

In the Box

  • Vaporesso Target PM80 2000mAh Pod Device
  • 2 x Vaporesso Target PM80, 2ml or 4ml Pods
  • Vaporesso GTX 0.2 Ohm Mesh Coil
  • Vaporesso GTX 0.3 Ohm Mesh Coil
  • Micro USB Charging Cable
  • Spare plugs
  • User Manual
Design & Style9.5
Vaporesso Target PM80

The Vaporesso Target PM80 is a reasonable size for a pod mod. It’s nowhere near as small and compact as a Uwell Caliburn. However, it’s overall dimensions of 102mm x 24.8mm x 33.4mm bring it on at a smaller size than it’s real competitors like the Geekvape Aegis Boost or Voopoo Vinci.

The Target PM80 also feels extremely light in hand, and it’s curved back edge lead to it being incredibly ergonomic and comfortable to hold and use.

Vaporesso Target PM80

It may not look too dissimilar to other pod mods of this style, like the Vinci mentioned earlier. However, it still manages to carry a bit of Vaporesso swagger to it, and overall I think it’s a handsome-looking little kit.

Vaporesso Target PM80

The design and look are all backed up by excellent build quality, as we’ve come to expect from Vaporesso. The pods snap into place perfectly into the device, with no play whatsoever, and the buttons are all responsive and clicky.

The only one negative I have about the design is the adjustable airflow (if you can call it that!), but I’ll cover this in more depth later.

Features9.5
Vaporesso Target PM80

The Target PM80 comes with an inbuilt 2000mAh battery, which utilizes Vaporesso’s AXON chipset.

It has a wattage range of 5-80W, which is adjustable in 0.5W increments. It also features smart VW, which detects and sets the optimum output for inserted coils and has 0.001 insta-fire for super speedy firing.

Vaporesso Target PM80

The front of the device has a 0.96 inch TFT color screen, which displays battery status, current wattage, voltage, resistance measurements along with a puff counter. It’s a sharp, vibrant screen and very good for a device of this style.

The Target PM80 uses a micro-USB for charging (sadly not USB-C) but does feature 2A fast charging and pass-thru vaping.

Vaporesso Target PM80

Using the PM80

The PM80 is an incredibly simple little kit to use.

It’s the standard 5 clicks of the fire button for on/off, and to fire the device, you will need to use the fire button as there’s no auto-draw feature.

To enter the menu, you need to hold down the +/- buttons together. Here you can choose wattage, voltage, or smart mode, along with resetting the puff counter or changing the theme color of the display (green, blue or pink).

You can also lock the +/- adjustment buttons with three clicks of the fire button while the device is on.

Vaporesso Target PM80

Pods & Coils

The PM80 comes with two pods, with a 4ml juice capacity (or 2ml in EU), and two coil options.

Both are mesh coils are from their newly introduced GTX line of coils:

  • 0.3-ohm Mesh coil rated for 32-45 watts
  • 0.2-ohm Mesh coil rated for 45-60 watts

The PM80 is also compatible with other GTX coils, and can also be used with Voopoo’s PnP coils (from the Vinci line).

The coils simply push into the base of the pods, which is then sealed by an o-ring on the coil – they are really easy to pop in and out.

Vaporesso Target PM80

To fill the pods, remove the anchored rubber plug on the bottom of the pod. The fill hole is a decent size, and the plug is easy to grip with a fingernail and pushes back into place easily.

The pods are clear plastic, which makes it especially easy to see while you are filling and when they are in use. I wish more manufacturers kept the pods clear instead of overly tinting them.

The magnets on the bottom of the pods are strong, and they snap into place into the device perfectly and don’t need too much resistance to pull them out again.

Vaporesso Target PM80

Adjustable Airflow

The PM80 uses airflow that comes from each side of the device. It then travels up underneath the coil, which in turn has its own airflow opening.

The slots on the side of the PM80 are actually three small openings on either side. At first glance, there’s no way to block these off and adjust the airflow.

However, Vaporesso includes two sets (different colors) of rubber plugs. These plugs can just be slotted into the airflow holes on either side of the mod. It’s an all or nothing affair, as you’ll have to block off all three holes unless you choose to cut the rubber plug.

Vaporesso Target PM80

It’s not the most elegant airflow adjustment (especially if you end up losing the rubber plugs), but it does do the job.

It’s also worth bearing in mind that this device is designed for those low resistance mesh coils and DL vaping, so most will want a good amount of airflow.

One other point to note is that due to the design of the pods, coils, and ample amount of bottom airflow, the pods do tend to build up with condensation on the base, so you might find yourself wiping dry every time you remove it.

Performance9.5
Vaporesso Target PM80

The PM80 mod performs exactly as you’d expect, it’s remarkably easy to use, and the firing is as instant as you can get.

However, the real performance of a kit like this comes down to the coils.

Fortunately, Vaporesso has always been pretty solid when it comes to flavorful coils, and the GTX line is no exception.

Vaporesso Target PM80

The flavor produced was excellent from both, on par with most sub-ohm tanks of this wattage range on the market.

I tested both mainly with 70/30 juice and stuck to the recommended wattages for each coil, and both were banging out the flavor for a good amount of refills, with absolutely no leaking or flooding. I think the 0.2-ohm coil lasted a little bit longer overall, but both had a good lifespan making it past ten refills of the pod.

Vaporesso Target PM80

Battery Life

The in-built 2000mAh battery is a decent size for such a small device.

But the PM80 is not an MTL pod system; it’s all about the DL vaping experience. That means at high wattages, which you are typically using with the included coils, the 2000mAh doesn’t get you very far.

I measured it to be around 2.5 hours of vaping (intensive chain vaping at that), which is not tragic but certainly can’t be considered as an all-day vape kit.

Fortunately, the 2 amp quick charging can get you out of a pinch, with a full charge taking around 60 minutes, and there’s pass-thru if you are really stuck.

Good Vibes

  • Great build quality
  • Ergonomic
  • Large color screen
  • Easy to use and fill
  • 4ml juice capacity
  • Spare pod included
  • Great flavor from both coils
  • Compatible with Voopoo PnP coils
  • 2A fast charging
  • 2000mAh in-built battery
  • Fully adjustable output
  • Smart VW feature
  • Voltage mode
  • Adjustable airflow (via rubber plugs)
  • Pass-thru vaping

Bad Vibes

  • 2000mAh not enough for all-day device
  • Micro-USB not USB-C
  • Not the best adjustable airflow option.
  • Slight condensation under the pod
Vaporesso Target PM80

Verdict

The Target PM80 is not perfect, and it’s not going to suit all kinds of situations and all types of vapers.

Firstly it’s not for MT vapers, and secondly, the battery size definitely won’t have you using this kit as an all-day device.

However, what the PM80 does do is DL vaping, and it does it brilliantly in a compact, stylish, and reliable kit. Vaporesso has done a great job with the build quality, ease of use and importantly the performance of the GTX coils

If you are a DL vaper who needs a portable kit to use every now and then throughout the day – the PM80 is an excellent choice.

REVIEW OVERVIEW
Design
9.5
Features
9.5
Pods/Coils
9.5
Performance
9.5
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Marc has been an avid vaper since 2010. His obsession with new vape gear has led to developing his own overflowing vape room, and starting Vaping Vibe with Danny & Jules to help educate other vapers.