Disclosure: The SMOK Xpro BT50 Mod in this review was provided by heavengifts.com. You can find the item here. And, you can use the coupon code “Avpforum” at checkout to receive 5% off of your purchase.
50 watt box mod with Bluetooth, sounds interesting right? I know what you’re thinking… a bluetooth mod is nothing but a gimmick right? Well, let’s put it this way… if you were a fan of the eVic back in the day then the SMOK Xpro BT50 is for you. And besides, it has what every 50 watt mod should have voltage / wattage control, bright OLED display but much more. Lets dive into the specs.
SMOK Xpro BT50 Features and Specifications
- 510 Threaded
- Battery type: 18650 battery (not included)
- Voltage range: 3V – 12V
- Wattage range: 6W – 50W
- Minimum resistance: 0.2ohm
- Charges via microUSB up to 2A for rapid recharging
- Short Circuit protection
- Enable Sub-ohming ; fires at 0.2ohm
- Operates from Xpro BT50 and cellphone
- If system halts , can be restarted from side hole
- Micro Charging port for charging from USB
- Special Battery hole at bottom to ensure proper security
- OLED Screen
- High frequency flat signal
- Bluetooth: Android 4.3+ and iOS6.0+
- App Approved in app store
- Dimensions with 18650: 3-1/2″L x 1-3/4″W x 1″D
SMOK Xpro BT50 is well packaged in a plastic case included is a Micro USB charger, 1 allen tool to loosen and tighten the battery access on the back of the MOD. Instruction manual, along with where to download the BT app for your device.
I have the silver color SMOK Xpro BT50 and build quality is pretty solid in my book. It has nice clicky buttons, floating 510 pin, doesn’t feel heavy even with my Kanger Subtank Plus with 7mL of juice in it. The only thing I could note is that I wish the manufacturer used a magnetic back instead of screws they opted for. I found myself fumbling with the screws during the battery installation and a magnetic back would just make life that much easier. Other than that everything was gravy.
Function and Performance
True to a 50 watt MOD under $100 you get good vapor production with the SMOK Xpro BT50. It works with all my tanks /drippers with a 0.2ohm coil build and can definitely blow clouds. And, its pretty cool that it has an option to run in Mechanical mode as well. Battery life on a full charge will last about 6-7 hours at 25-30 watts which isn’t bad at all. But note that there is not pass through charging. For you flavor chasers this mod will do you justice on finding the perfect sweet spot you like. There is a annoying delay from the fire button when the Bluetooth is off. Now for the elephant in the room, is the Bluetooth capability a gimmick or does it have value. The app has all the things you would expect puff counter, daily tracking, volts/watts adjustment. So if you find those features useful… this mod is for you. With that said… there are 2 special features to note:
- You can fire your device from your phone.
- Volts/Watts auto control.
I can’t think of any reason someone would want to fire their device from their phone. But, if you want to… you can. The other feature though was quite useful. With the Volts/Watts auto control, you can program your coil to start at certain wattage for a specific amount of time then drop to a lower wattage the remainder of your vape. An example of this is you can program your mod to hit at 30watts for 1 sec then drop to 20watts. This allows for a truly custom vape experience. Honestly… that was my favorite feature on the eVic and I’m happy that the SMOK Xpro BT50 has brought this back.
Do I think the SMOK Xpro BT50 is worth picking up? Yup, especially if you’re a tech junkie like me. =) But if you not into the extra tech features… this mod might not be for you. But, who doesn’t like having the newest technology available? =) Pair it with a Kanger Subtank or Aspire Atlantis and you will have a pretty solid vape setup.