Uwell have been on a bit of a roll when it comes to pod-type vaping devices. The recent Uwell Caliburn being a great example of an excellent performing vape in a fairly traditional e-cigarette shape. The Amulet is about as far from that as possible in design, being in the form of a wristwatch. It’s unique and different and I’m sure it will get as much hate as it will love from some people. Regardless of how you might feel about ‘vapour producing wearables’, what I’m really interested in is the overall quality and how it actually performs as a vaping device.
There’s not much inside the box, other than the Amulet itself, a standard micro USB cable for charging and the manual and usual paperwork. It would have been nice to see another replacement pod or two, perhaps some different coloured strap options or something. The amulet can hold 2ml of liquid which is great for something this size. Measuring only 47.7mm x 37.5mm x 17.2 mm, it’s a little larger than the smartwatch that it clearly takes its looks from, but it’s not that much bigger.
The weight of the Amulet is 27g and it contains a 370 mAh built in battery. Wattage supplied to the 1.6 ohm coil is only 10w, so it should last a good amount of time. The strap is made from soft silicon and the device itself is a light polycarbonate. Overall I have to say it looks and feels nicer than I expected, it doesn’t feel cheap in any way and it’s very comfortable to wear. The screen will display the time in 24 hour format, the day and date. It also has a small battery bar and somewhat unnecessarily it displays the resistance of the coil in the pod.
Filling the Amulet is easy, you simply push the button on the side of the casing to release it from the strap and once free you simply pull the pod out of the top of the device. Then it’s just a matter of lifting the little rubber bung from the generous fill hole and filling it up from your bottle. Once you have the knack, It’s no more difficult than it is on many other pod systems. Then the pod is just push-fitted into the top of the device. It can’t be vaped while in the wrist strap, so in use it’s really like having a tiny little pod with a time display on the side.
It’s an automatic draw device so you simple take a puff, there’s no need to push any buttons. The actual vape experience is very similar to the Caliburn, it’s a MTL draw that’s on the slightly looser side. I have to say it’s a lot better in use than I expected it to be. When I filled it with an 18mg nicotine it was just as satisfying as my usual MTL tanks. The flavour is very good. You could say surprisingly good, considering it’s such a small and simple pod underneath the whole “I’m a watch” exterior. It may be a bit gimmicky for some but Uwell certainly haven’t forgotten that the Amulet needs to perform as a vaping device too.
Overall I enjoyed the Amulet a lot more than I thought I would. It’s not perfect. I found the mouth piece a little short for the most comfortable vape. But, other than that there’s not much that I would change. When you ignore the wrist strap and just use it as a super small pod to slip in your pocket, it’s a brilliant little device. You can turn it completely off with five clicks of the button.
I’m someone who wears a watch already. If you own and wear a nice watch every day then you probably won’t want to swap that for this. Taking the Amulet as a whole with the wrist strap and using as a watch, it is comfortable to wear. It will also display the time with a small tap on the button. It’s perfectly functional, so even though it’s not how I would choose to use it, I can’t really fault it either.
Battery life was good and I think most people would get a whole days use with maybe just a small top up in the evening. If the whole watch thing appeals then I would absolutely recommend the Amulet. Even if it doesn’t, then it still might be worth a look as a very small pod to slip in your pocket that can also double up as a pocket watch. Overall it’s a great pod system that performs as well as many of the other more traditional designs around.