Flowermate V5 vaporizers are immensely popular in UK as far as portable vapes are concerned and it is not difficult to see why this is the case. They are renowned for their ease of use, are very well made, very affordable and stylish to boot. There are six V5 vaporizers made by Flowermate and two of the most popular of these are the V5.0S and the V5.0S Pro. But just how do they compare as far as quality vapes go?
In terms of appearance, the Flowermate V5.0S takes the advantage here by having the most colour options available with models coming in black, blue, green, red, silver and rose gold. All other devices are available in blue or black only. The outer casing is made from anodized aluminium. However, appearance is not necessary the most important aspect when you are looking for the best vaping experience.
In terms of size, both the V5.0S and the V5.0 Pro are identical, measuring 60 x 22 x 104mm, and are both extremely portable vapes, fitting easily into the palm of your hand.
Both of these Flowermate vaporizers feature the same fantastic ceramic conduction heater, the unique and removable borosilicate glass (Pyrex) mouthpiece, the five-minute sleep auto-turn off time, adjustable airflow and, of course, real good quality vapour.
Both devices feature a large ceramic oven chamber, working as a conduction engine vaporising your herb of choice. Both can be activated quickly, heating up in less than 30 seconds. The advantage of a ceramic oven is that it is very clean to vape with. There is also the feature of a wax tank or a dry tank that can be inserted into ceramic chamber. These can be packed discreetly to reload your vaporizer easily and stealthily whilst in public.
So, what makes them different? Let’s have a look first at the temperature settings. The V5.0 S has three pre-set temperature settings controlled by one button indicated by three colored LEDS:
Blue is at 195°C
Purple is at 205°C
Red is at 215°C
For the vast majority of people, these three simple settings should be enough to ensure an excellent vaping session.
The Flowermate V5.0 Pro UK is different to the V5.0s in that it has a button to turn it on or off and up/down buttons to control the temperature. The temperature can be changed by 1°C increments, which is nicely displayed on an OLED digital screen. These controls give you utmost control in selecting your temperature, ideal for anyone whether a vaper who is a fan of higher temperature vapes or a flavor chaser preferring lower temperatures. The digital display displays not only the set temperature but also the current temperature of the oven.
How easy are they to use?
The V5.0s is Flowermate’s most popular selling device – and for good reason! It is ridiculously simple and easy to use. Simply charge the unit and fill the chamber with your material of choice. Next, press the on/off button five times in quick succession to power up the device. You set the desired temperature by holding down the button to increase to the next level. It will reach the temperature in a matter of seconds. Once you reach the set temperature, you can start vaping!
The Pro works in a similar way although has the edge on the ease of use over the V5.0s due to its OLED screen, displaying not only the exact temperature in degree increments but also the battery life remaining. However, if you are after pure simplicity without any fancy screens, you cannot go wrong with the V5.0s.
Cleaning both devices is exactly the same: you brush off the screens and loading chamber after each use and you can also use a Q-tip coated with Isopropyl alcohol if any buildup of materials has occurred. Both devices are therefore ultra-low maintenance. So, which has the edge so far?
Battery Life and Charging
These devices certainly pack in some power. They are powered by built-in 18650 batteries and these can provide up to 2.5 hours of use – a real plus in the portable vaporizer market. They also feature the auto-shutoff to save your battery and will power down after six minutes of inactivity. The devices charge by USB, meaning they are conveniently portable for travelers! Charging time from empty to full is somewhere in the region of 3 hours.
The advantage of the V5.0s Pro is that it has the pass through function, meaning you can charge the vaporizer and use it at the same time. This is ideal for those wanting longer sessions or group sessions where the device is used for extended periods of time – no one wants to stop vaping just because the battery has run out!
Both devices come with the same kit in the box:
- The Flowermate vaporizer (V5.0s or V5.0s Pro)
- A borosilicate glass (Pyrex) mouthpiece
- 1 wet/dry chamber
- Stainless steel medium pod
- 5 additional stainless steel screens
- A packing dabber tool
- A cleaning brush
- A user manual
Finally, they both come with a 12 month manufacturer’s warranty.
Flowermate are an extremely popular brand of vaporizers and the V5.0s is their most popular selling unit. Why? Because it ticks an awful lot of boxes. It is not only affordable and available in a range of colors but it really does deliver on the vapour front. Smooth, clean vapour (thanks to its glass mouthpiece) at three easy-to-see temperatures, delivered easily and quickly with a few clicks and a few seconds’ wait.
So, what about the Pro? What else do you get for your additional cash? Well, the Pro is most certainly a step up from its little sibling. The Flowermate V5.0s Pro has all the amazing features of the V5.0s (aside from the colour choice!) but with an added OLED screen allowing its users to see the battery life, the set temperature and the current temperature. It could not be simpler to use and to read, taking out all the guesswork of how much battery you have remaining as with the V5.0s. Let’s face it, no one wants to load up to find that you simply don’t have enough juice to vape your stuff! Aside from the screen, the temperature choice is incomparable. The Pro is set apart from the V5.0s in allowing the user to select the temperature in increments of only 1°C, allowing for increased precision where vaping temperatures are concerned so that you can really tailor your vaping to your chosen material and your needs.
When all is said and done, both of these vaporizers fall into the category of high quality vapes. What you need to decide is whether the additional features of the Pro version, such as its variegated temperature settings and OLED screen, are valuable features for you as a user or whether you would prefer the simplicity and affordability of the V5.0s. Whatever you decide, you are guaranteed to have high quality, smooth hits with Flowermate.