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Vandy Vape Pulse V2 Review: An Excellent Wattage Mode Squonk Mod

Pulse V2 Squonk Mod

9.6
Design 9.5
Build Quality 9.5
Features 10.0
Performance 9.0
Squonking Performance 10.0

Pros

  • Stunning design
  • Lightweight
  • Convenient bottom-filled squonk bottle
  • Full set of features
  • Waterproof chip
  • Can be controlled through Vandy App
  • "Find my device" through app
  • Excellent wattage mode performance
  • Excellent squonking performance

Cons

  • TC mode isn't great
  • Spare squonk bottle doesn't have a cap (Can't carry it around)

The Pulse V2 is the latest squonk mod from Vandy Vape. It improves on aspects of the Pulse X with a few new features like a waterproof chip, a bottom filling squonk bottle, and a Type-C charging port. However, the most interesting feature is that the Pulse V2 can be configured and controlled through your smartphone by using the Vandy app.

In addition to these new features, the Pulse V2 also has a new color screen, an updated UI, and a more refined design. It takes a single 21700, 20700, or 18650 battery and will fire at up to 95W. 

Is the Pulse V2 the squonk mod you’ve been waiting for? Read on to find out.


Box ContentsVandy Vape Pulse V2 Squonk Mod Box Contents

  • 1 x Pulse V2 Mod
  • 1 x 18650 Battery Adapter
  • 2 x 7ml Squonk Bottles
  • 1 x Type-C Cable
  • 2 x Instruction Manual
  • 1 x Proper User Guidance
  • 1 x Warranty Card

Specifications

  • Size: 82.3mm x 28.4mm x 54.7mm
  • Power Range: 5-95W
  • Single 21700/20700/18650 Battery
  • Power, TC, TCR, Bypass, VPC Modes
  • Waterproof Chip (Mod is not Waterproof)
  • Full Color Display
  • Can be Controlled w/ Vandy App
  • 7ml Squonk Bottle Capacity
  • Bottom Filled Bottle

Design & Build Quality

  • Vandy Vape Pulse V2 Squonk Mod 1

The Pulse V2 is a great looking mod. The design is similar to the Pulse X but it looks and feels more refined. The frame of the body is made out of ABS nylon and there are two removable resin panels. These panels are very slightly curved which makes the Pulse V2 comfortable to hold. It’s also very lightweight, coming in at only 100 grams with an empty bottle.

The Pulse V2 is available in six colors. These all have a black frame, but come with different resin panels. Vandy Vape will most likely sell these panels separately like they did with their Pulse and Jackaroo mods. This will allow you to mix and match or change panels according to your mood. Very cool.

The resin panels on the Pulse V2 are magnetic and removable. This allows you to easily remove the battery by pushing it out from the back. The battery compartment is snug but not so tight that it will damage your battery wraps. Both panels are a good fit and don’t wiggle at all when attached.

One of the most convenient features of the Pulse V2 is its bottom-filled squonk bottle. This bottle has a 7ml capacity and you get an extra bottle in the box. There’s a pop-up handle on the bottom of the bottle which you can unscrew. Turn the mod upside down and you can fill the bottle up without having to remove it! This bottom fill method is super convenient and mess free.

  • Vandy Vape Pulse V2 Squonk Mod Battery Compartment

Removing the bottle for cleaning is easy, too. Instead of unscrewing the cap all the way, unscrew it just about a quarter turn and you can pull the entire bottle out.

The screen is full color and has a nice UI. It’s easy to navigate and bright but if you want it brighter you can adjust the brightness in the menu.The buttons are all round and very clicky. They’re firm but still easy enough to activate when you want to use them.

Overall build quality is stellar. The entire mod feels very well built and the fit and finish are perfect.


Features & Functions: Pulse V2 Squonk ModVandy Vape Pulse V2 Squonk Mod Screen 2

The Pulse V2 is packed with all of the modes and features that you would expect from a modern squonk mod. It also has a few features that you wouldn’t expect, like app control (see Vandy App section below).

The screen displays your mode, a battery life indicator, wattage, coil resistance, voltage, a puff counter, and puff time.

The Pulse V2 has a wattage range of 5-95W. It comes with Power mode, Voltage mode, Bypass mode, and Temperature Control modes. There’s no TCR mode but you can adjust the TCR in each mode by going into the menu settings. You can also adjust the wattage in TC mode by pressing the power button 4 times.

Holding both adjustment buttons will bring up the menu. The first option lets you toggle modes on or off, which is useful to turn off modes you don’t use. If the “ARR” setting is toggled off, the device will automatically set the wattage when you connect an atomizer. “FIR” lets you toggle if the fire button locks when you lock the device; another useful setting to have.

The other options in the menu let you set the time before the device goes into hibernation, adjust the screen brightness, reset the puff counter, or change the color of the UI. If you’re in one of the TC modes, this menu will also let you set your coil resistance and adjust the TCR.

It’s worth mentioning that the Pulse V2 has a waterproof board but it is not a waterproof mod and as such it doesn’t have an IP rating like other truly waterproof devices. The waterproof board means that, while it should survive ejuice leaks and water being spilled on it, you shouldn’t go dunking it into a tub of water.

Pulse V2 Button Combinations

  • Turn the Pulse V2 On or Off: Press the fire button 5 times.
  • Change Modes: Press the fire button 3 times and then use the adjustment buttons to select your mode. Press the fire button to confirm your mode.
  • Adjust settings in your current mode: Press the fire button 4 times.
  • Enter the Menu: Hold the up and down adjustment buttons.
  • Lock the mod: Hold the + adjustment button and fire button together.
  • Flip the Screen: Hold the – adjustment button and fire button together.
  • Stealth Mode: Hold both adjustment buttons and the fire button together.

Vandy App

  • Vandy Vape App

The Vandy App is a neat little extra for the Pulse V2. It’s available for iPhone and Android and allows you to change settings on the Pulse V2 right from your phone. It also has anti-loss and “Find my Device” features which are useful if you’re prone to forgetting or losing your vape.

The first step is downloading the app. I have an Android phone so I only tested the App with the Android version but if you have an iPhone it should be more or less the same. Once you have the app you’ll have to create an account if you don’t have one already. 

Connecting to the mod is very easy. Turn your Bluetooth on and hit the “+” icon in the upper righthand corner. Next select your type of device (in this case the Pulse 2) and you should see your device appear. Click on it and you’re connected. To reconnect in the future just open up the app with your Bluetooth on and it automatically reconnects.

Once you’re connected there are three main parts to the app. The first is the “Find Device” area. Here you can turn on the Anti-Loss function which will alert you if you leave your mod behind. You can also change your device’s name here. But the most useful feature for me is the “Find My Device” feature. You can click on the big red button to play a beeping sound from your mod. This is useful if you’ve left your device somewhere around the house and can’t remember where you put it. I’ve had to use it a couple times myself. While the beeping isn’t that loud, it’s good enough to find the mod if you’re in the general vicinity. 

The second part of the app is the “Update” section. You can update your devices firmware through your phone which is much more convenient than having to hook it up to your PC. You can also change your UI here. At the time of writing this review, the Update section is blank and there are no updates or UI’s to choose download. I’m sure this will change sometime in the near future.

The third and final section is the “Control” section. It’s here where you can control your device straight from your phone. Now you might be thinking “But if I’m holding the Pulse V2 to vape with it, why do I need an app? I can just change the settings on the device itself!”. Well, there are a few ways that the app makes things slightly more convenient.

The first tab of the Control section is “Power”. There’s a slider that allows you to adjust your wattage, as well as + and – buttons. The wattage updates nearly instantly on the Pulse V2. Using the app to set your wattage is a bit quicker than using the device as you can skip the button scrolling. You can also set your pre heat options by tapping the “Set the Flavor” option. Below that you can customize your wattage curve by dragging the sliders.

The second tab is for temperature control mode. You can select your coil material, set your temperature, and also set the wattage in TC mode. Unfortunately there’s no way to set your TCR which is disappointing. 

The last tab is for variable voltage mode and it’s pretty simple. Just a slider to adjust your voltage. 

Overall, the app is good but there are a few features missing. I would like to see the ability to adjust your TCR, as well as ways to type in certain settings. The sliders work good enough, but being able to enter the exact numbers I want would have been great. 

So far I haven’t used the app too much for controls as it’s been easier to just change the settings on the mod itself. However, the find my device feature is clutch and worth having the app for.


Performance

  • Vandy Vape Pulse V2 Squonk Mod 7

I loved the original Pulse and Pulse X because of their lightweight, simplicity, and reliability and the Pulse V2 delivers more or less the same benefits: it’s light, it’s easy to use, and it just works.

First and foremost, this is a great mod to squonk with. Filling the bottle is easy and mess free, which is more than I can say for a lot of other squonk mods. The bottle is squishy but firm so it doesn’t take too much effort to squonk, but it also doesn’t over-squonk easily. All it takes is a light press on the bottle to rejuice your RDA. 

Power mode performance is amazing. I actually find the Pulse V2 to hit a bit harder than other mods that are set to the same wattage, so I tended to lower my wattage a bit. This mod hits hard and right away, without delay.

Temperature control performance is not so great. I used a couple of different builds at varying resistances and I could never get a consistent vape. I tried messing around with the TCR values but this didn’t do much to improve the consistency. It either throttled too aggressively or didn’t throttle enough; I couldn’t get a good in-between. As it stands, I would stay away from the Pulse V2 if you’re a TC squonker.


Verdict

As a whole package, I think that Vandy Vape did a really good job with the Pulse V2. It’s lightweight, beautifully designed, and very reliable in power mode. As long as you don’t use TC mode, this mod will perform just fine. The bottom filled squonk bottle is ultra convenient and makes squonking with this mod just that much better. Power mode squonkers should definitely give the Pulse V2 a try.

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Adam A.

I started vaping in 2013, determined to quit smoking because I knew it was a terrible habit. Many hard years later, I'm smoke-free and feeling better than ever! I love trying as many different tanks, mods, and ejuices as I can get my hands on, but I love sharing my experiences and honest opinions even more! When I'm not reviewing, researching, or writing, you can find me watching tennis, tinkering with coils, or playing with my two mischievous cats.

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