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Freemax Galex Nano Pod Kit Review / 1 Small Compact Kit But BIG In Performance

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Freemax have introduced two new pod kits called the Galex Pod and the Galex Nano. We were fortunate enough to have received both variants to review and were originally going to write a combined review covering both these devices.

Freemax Galex Nano Kit
Freemax Galex Nano Kit
Freemax Galex Pod Kit
Freemax Galex Pod Kit

As we unpacked them it became obvious that while they utilize the same pod and yes they have similar functions, the appearance of the two devices ARE completely different as the photo above shows. Each of these pod kits will appeal to a different audience so we decided to write two separate reviews, this one on the Freemax Galex Nano kit and another review on the Freemax Galex Pod kit which we completed prior to this one.

There is some duplication between these two reviews, especially on the pod section, but for clarity and ease of reading, two reviews was the path we chose. We have placed links between each of the two reviews so whatever Freemax Galex kit takes your fancy, you can switch to that particular device review.

Overview of the Galex Nano Pod Kit

Freemax Galex Nano Pod Kit Side Edge View

The Freemax Galex Nano pod kit is a box style device with 3 fixed power levels ranging between 11W-22W that are selectable with the side positioned control button. It’s an auto draw activated Mouth to Lung (MTL) / Restrictive Direct to Lung (RDL) pod device (no fire button) and powered by an internal 800mAh rechargeable battery.

Charging the Galex Nano is carried out using the Type-C USB port on the bottom of the device with full charge being achieved around approximately 40 minutes.

Airflow control is restricted to a single fixed air intake pin hole on the side of the Galex Nano battery casing which provides a MTL and RDL vaping style, depending on the coil type fitted.

The Galex pod has an e-liquid capacity of 2ml and is refillable via the top fill port that’s concealed under the duckbill style mouthpiece. It accepts the replaceable GX Mesh coils (0.8 ohm/1.0 ohm) which are cross-compatible with the Galex Pod kit.

Freemax Galex 0.8 and 1.0 ohm Coils

Both these coils, which are included in the kit, are SS904L with 50% increased Tea Fibre Cotton and utilize Freemax’s FM SaltCoilTech 4.0 technology.

Having reviewed the Galex pod with the two different coils in our earlier review on the Galex Pod kit, we can say with confidence the flavor and performance is up to Freemax’s usual high standard.

Freemax Galex Nano With Octagonal Window Illuminated

Freemax have implemented their “Full Spectrum Vaping” lighting effects which we’re seeing on more and more of their later releases, including the Galex Pod kit. These effects can be switched on or off via the control button and shine through a large octagon shaped transparent smoked screen on the front of the Galex Nano casing.

This smoked transparent screen, apart from providing the lighting effects, also changes color to indicate the current discharge status of the battery. It also illuminates while the Galex Nano is being charged and extinguishes when full charge is achieved. When the lighting is switched on, the screen illuminates highlighting the printed circuit board beneath.

The Galex Nano pod kit comes in 5 different colors and is constructed out of zinc alloy and PCTG making this very lightweight and well made with the added advantage of being very simple and straight-forward to use.

I would like to thank Tina at Freemax for sending me the Galex Nano pod kit and the Galex Pod kit for the purpose of this and the other review we’ve done. As always this review is completely unbiased and is my honest opinion based during our time using the Galex Nano pod Kit. We may receive a small affiliate commission if you click on any of the buy buttons but at no extra cost to you.

Freemax Galex Nano Pod Kit Review


Contents

Features and Specifications


  • Dimensions: 76.96mm (H) x 53mm (W) x 19mm (D)
  • Weight: 85 grams (including the pod)
  • Construction: Zinc Alloy
  • Pod Material: PCTG
  • Charging: Type-C USB (figures not specified)
  • Charging Time: Approx 40 minutes
  • Output Wattage: 3 Pre-set Power Levels (11W-22W max)
  • Output Voltage: 3.3V/3.5V – 4.2V
  • E-liquid Capacity: 2.0ml Pod
  • Pod Type: Refillable and Replaceable 0.8 ohm/1.0 ohm Coils
  • Coil Material: SS904L Mesh
  • Filling Method: Childproof Top Fill Port
  • Battery Specification: Internal 800mAh
  • Display: Octagonal Multi-Spectrum
  • Airflow: 1 fixed side case intake hole
  • Firing: Auto draw activation
  • Mouthpiece: Removable Duckbill
  • FM Leak-Resistance Tech

What’s in the box?


Freemax Galex Nano In The Box
Freemax Galex NanoWhat's In The Box
  • Freemax Galex Nano Pod Kit
  • GX Mesh Coil – 0.8 ohm
  • GX Mesh Coil – 1.0 ohm (pre-installed)
  • Type-C to USB Charging Cable
  • User Manual
  • Warning Card
  • Warranty Card

The packaging is pretty standard across Freemax products; an outer black colored sleeve with a slide out cardboard box. This outer sleeve includes a colored photo of the included device on the front together with the name of the device and the written color.

Freemax Galex Nano Box Front View

On the sides and reverse of the outer sleeve are the basic specifications of the Galex Nano together with the kit contents. Inside the box is a foam tray housing the device and underneath this tray is a further package that contains the spare coil, charging cable and manual/cards.

Freemax Galex Nano Box Reverse View
Freemax Galex Nano Box Side View

I will point out, for all you eagle eyed readers, the package we received was a sample (pre-sales) model and didn’t include a User Manual. We have it on good authority from Freemax that this is included on all production models.

Lastly, the Galex Nano has two lanyard fixing slots in the top corner (opposite side to the pod) so you can attach a lanyard BUT there is NOT a lanyard chain included in the kit.

Freemax Galex Nano Pod Kit Design and Appearance


The Galex Nano Body/Battery

The Freemax Galex Nano is a slim, compact, square shaped, auto draw activated vape pod constructed out of zinc alloy. It’s got slightly curved edges and contoured angles and measures 52.2mm tall (76.96mm including the pod), 53mm wide by 19mm deep and weighs in at a lightweight 85 grams.

Freemax Galex Nano Body Front View
Freemax Galex Nano Body Back View
Freemax Galex Nano Body Side Control Button View

Unlike its brother, the Galex Pod device, the Galex Nano has an on/off button and 3 selectable pre-set voltages providing low, medium and high power levels (3.3V, 3.5V and 4.2V). The Galex Nano will operate between 11W – 22W max with each of the 3 power levels selected by the square control button on the side of the Galex Nano.

As we mentioned earlier in the Overview, Freemax have included their “Full Spectrum Vaping” lighting effects on the Galex Nano. An 8 sided octagonal semi-smoked transparent window positioned just off centre on the front face of the Galex Nano, illuminates in different lighting sequences.

Freemax Galex Nano Body Side Angled View
Freemax Galex Nano Body Side Angled View with Full Spectrum Lighting On

Beneath this window, when the lights are on, you can clearly see the printed circuit board that houses the control chip. Within this window, when the lighting effects illuminate, you will see the 6 small LED’s that produce these stunning effects on the inside walls beneath the window.

Side View of the Galex Nano Display Window lights

These lighting effects can be selected by pressing the control button twice within 3 seconds to display a multi-colored strobe effect, a single color sequence effect or no lights at all. When switched on, the lighting will illuminate when the pod is inserted and removed or when you draw on the pod.

In addition, the lights will also function while it’s being charged and highlight the levels of protections and safety features by different flashing sequences (see functionality section) such as:

  • Overtime Protection
  • Low Battery Protection
  • Over Charge Protection
  • Atomizer Short-Circuit Protection

To switch between the 3 different pre-set power levels, pressing the control button 3 times within 3 seconds will illuminate the octagonal display window flashing 3 times in the color corresponding to the power level selected as follows:

Freemax Galex Nano Red Display Window
Freemax Galex Nano Blue Display Window
Freemax Galex Nano Green Display Window
  • Red = 3.3V (low power)
  • Blue = 3.5V (medium power)
  • Green = 4.2V (high power)

Unlike other vape devices, the method of checking the remaining battery charge level is carried out by pressing the control button once. The octagonal display window will illuminate for 3 seconds in one of 3 colors:

  • Red = <35%
  • Blue = 35% – 70%
  • Green = >70%
Freemax Galex Nano Bottom Type-C Charging Port

The Galex Nano incorporates an internal 800mAh capacity internal battery and is charged, using the supplied charging cable, via the Type-C USB port on the bottom of the Galex Nano body.

We couldn’t find out the specification of the charging circuit as it’s not listed on the Freemax website but we managed to verify that it will fully charge from a 1A power source in around 40 minutes.

On the base of the Galex Nano are the usual printed “CE” and “Do Not Dispose” markings with “Made in China” and “800mAh” plus “2.96Wh” together with the Type-C charging port. The bottom of the Galex Nano is flat so will stand upright on a flat surface.

Freemax Galex Nano Single Airflow Pin Hole

Airflow control is not adjustable but has a single fixed small airflow intake hole (approx. 2mm in diameter), on the side edge of the casing just above the square control button.

The airflow restriction provides a reasonably tight MTL draw or a RDL draw (coil dependant) but if you wish you can place your thumb/finger over the airflow pin hole to further restrict the airflow.

The top of the Galex Nano has a deep (13mm) oval recessed opening which is symmetrical so the pod can be inserted either way round. This recess houses the two gold plated spring loaded coil contact pins, two outer diagonally apposed round magnets that connect and secure the pod when it’s fitted and two auto draw sensor ports.

There are also two lanyard cut-out slots on the top corner (opposite side to the pod) where you can attach a lanyard chain/strap if you require.

The lanyard is NOT supplied in the kit so you would have to purchase one if you wanted to use this.

There are 5 different color options available in the Freemax Galex Nano pod kit range. The one we received was Black and can be seen in the photos throughout this review:

  • Gunmetal
  • Blue
  • Pink Purple
  • Red Gold
  • Black
Galex Nano Freemax Branding
Branding of the Freemax Galex Nano

Branding is very discreet with the words “GALEX NANO” in small lettering screen printed on the top of the Galex Nano casing and “FREEMAX” screen printed on the front face of the Galex Nano body just above the octagonal display window. There is also “Galex Nano” very discreetly embossed on the transparent display window and is only just visible when the lights are illuminated.

The surface of the Galex Nano battery/body is a single color matte finish with slight detailing around the sides and looks like it’s a one piece casing. The upper top section part of the Galex Nano body is PCTG, still in black but slightly shinier. It does look and feel robust and doesn’t show any finger marks.

Overall it’s a really nice looking pod body, looks smart, feels nice in the hand, lightweight, discrete (with the lights switched off), well built, very compact and simple to use.

The Galex Nano Pod

Before I start, Freemax are claiming the pod incorporates their FM Leak-Resistance Tech which prevents e-liquid leaking from the pod. As we all know, the majority of pods unfortunately do suffer with leaking issues to various degrees.

We have answered this question, after we put it to the test of course, in the Galex Nano Coil/Pod Performance Summary under Galex Nano Performance. You can jump to this section by clicking on the hyperlink if your eagerness to find out the answer gets the better of you.

Peel off sticker on the base of the Galex Nano Pod

Before using the Galex Pod, do ensure you remove the yellow and red “Peel” sticker off the bottom of the coil and pod. This is used during transit to isolate the coil from connecting to the coil contact pins in the pod recess so it doesn’t fire.

The Freemax Galex pod is refillable with a 2ml e-liquid capacity and accepts the push fit replaceable GX Mesh 0.8 ohm and 1.0 ohm coils.

Freemax Galex Nano 2ml Pod with GX Coil
Freemax Galex Nano Pod with Mouthpiece removed and a GX Coil
Duckbill Style Mouthpiece on the Galex Nano Pod

Manufactured out of clear opaque PCTG material, you can clearly see the level of e-liquid through it. The pod has a removable duck bill type mouthpiece which tapers down to an oval opening with a circular 3.5mm centre section leading down onto the coil. This provides an ideal MTL/RDL vape style.

Galex Nano Pod with the Mouthpiece removed

The pod is a top filling design with the fill port opening concealed under the duck bill style mouthpiece. To gain access to the fill port, the duckbill mouthpiece has to be removed from the pod body. This can be done with the pod left inserted into the Galex Nano body but I’d recommend removing the pod first.

Simply grasp the duckbill mouthpiece while holding the pod body, lever the flat side of the mouthpiece to one side and it will release from its locking lugs. Once released, pull the mouthpiece away from the pod body. Bear in mind the mouthpiece is a tight fit against the locking lugs so it does take a bit of pressure to remove it.

Freemax Galex Nano Pod showing Filling Port, Coil Chimney and Air Release Hole

When the mouthpiece is removed there are two circular holes in the top of the pod body. The centre hole is the top of the coil, do NOT put e-liquid down this hole. The filling port is the second hole located to one side with the red silicone rubber membrane.

There is also a smaller hole opposite the red fill port hole which is the air release to help prevent e-liquid spilling back out of the fill port.

The filling hole is only about 4mm in diameter so take care when using short stubby e-liquid tips, we found a needle tip easier to use. When filling with e-liquid, lightly press the bottle tip against the red silicone rubber membrane. It will slightly flex and the e-liquid will enter the pod. Once the pod has been filled with your e-liquid, replace the duck bill style mouthpiece ensuring it snaps in place.

Branding is limited to “GALEX” screen printed on one side of the pod with the words “Made In China” below and a “Min” e-liquid level line on the reverse side as shown in the photo, both of which are only visible when the pod is removed from the Galex Nano body.

Do ensure you don’t let your e-liquid level fall below this “Min” mark otherwise you’re at risk of the coil drying out. The wicking ports need to be kept saturated with e-liquid to stop this happening.

Two flat side on the base plate of the Galex Nano coil

When fitting either of the two coils into the coil recess in the base of the pod, ensure the two flat sides on the base plate of the coil align with the two flat sides in the coil recess. When fitted correctly, the base of the coil should sit flush with the base of the pod.

Galex GX Coil and Coil Opening in the base of the Galex Nano Pod
Galex GX Coil correctly fitted in the base of the Galex Nano Pod

On the underside of the pod is the opening for the GX Mesh coil, two circular diagonally opposed magnets and two small air intake ports that activate the auto draw. The pod can be fitted either way round and simply slides into the recessed opening of the Galex Nano body and is secured and held in place by the magnetic contacts.

Galex GX 0.8 and 1.0 ohm Coils

On the base of each coil is written the coil type “GX Mesh” and the resistance of that coil together with its min and max recommended wattage levels:

  • 0.8 ohm – 13W – 18W
  • 1.0 ohm – 12W – 16W

Inserting or removing the pod into the Galex Nano body will NOT illuminate the octagonal display window but if the full spectrum lighting is activated, this will illuminate and cycle on and off for 15 seconds.

During the time I’ve been using the Galex Nano kit, NO leaks or condensation on the base of the pod or around the recessed contact pins were observed. This is achieved by the FM leak-resistance tech design with a maze chimney on either side of the pod. The pod also fits securely and doesn’t rattle or wobble.

Freemax Galex Nano Kit Functionality


Galex Nano Kit With the Octagonal Screen illuminated

The Freemax Galex Nano kit is quite simple and straightforward to use. It uses an 8 sided octagonal display window to show all of the set parameters and changes to these are carried out by sequential presses of the control button as follows:

  • Control button pressed 5 times turns the device on or off
  • Control button pressed 1 time displays the remaining battery charge
  • Control button pressed 2 times selects the Full Spectrum Vaping lighting effects
  • Control button pressed 3 times displays the 3 different pre-set power levels

Note: The control button on the side of the casing is NOT a fire button as the Galex Nano is draw activated only.

Turn the device on by pressing the control button 5 times in quick succession. The octagonal display window will illuminate white and flash 4 times. Equally, pressing the control button 5 times again will turn the device off after the display window flashes white 4 times.

Galex Nano Red Display Window

Selecting the 3 different pre-set power levels is carried out by pressing the control button 3 times within 3 seconds. The display window will flash 3 times in the color relating to the power level selected.

  • Red = 3.3V – Low Power
  • Blue = 3.5V – Medium Power
  • Green = 4.2V – High Power
Galex Nano Blue Display Window

I couldn’t find what the specific wattage levels were for each color and if it varies for each of the coil types. I can say you do notice a slight intensity change when selecting between the three power levels. My one concern when selecting the high power level (4.2V), is as the battery drains I would expect the power level to drop if there is no boost circuitry to maintain the voltage level.

Galex Nano Green Display Window

As we highlighted earlier, the current remaining discharge status of the battery can be displayed on the octagonal display window by pressing the control button on the side of the casing once. The display window will illuminate for 3 seconds in one of three colors that correspond to the remaining charge left in the battery:

  • Red   –  <35%
  • Blue  –  35% – 70%
  • Green –  >70%

To activate or disable the Full Spectrum Vaping lighting effects, press the control button 2 times in quick succession. Each time this is carried out, the lighting effects will change as follows:

  • Uni-color sequence (cycles each color individually)
  • Multi-color sequence
  • Off (no lighting effects)

We’ve included a few photos of some of the different color screens to give you an example of how it looks when the Full Spectrum lighting is enabled.

Each function/prompt is highlighted as a sequence of flashes on the display window as follows:

  • Charging: – Display will slowly cycle on and off
  • Full charge: – Display extinguishes
  • Pod inserted/removed: – Display illuminates for 15 seconds (Note 1)
  • Low battery (<3.3V): – Display flashes red 15 times (Note 2)
  • Low resistance or short circuit: – No data available
  • Overtime protection (10S): – Display flashes white 8 times
  • Full spectrum vaping: – Off / Uni-color / Multi-color

Note 1: The display will only illuminate when the Full Spectrum lighting is selected. If it’s switched off there will be no indications when the pod is inserted or removed.

Note 2: The low battery warning was very difficult to pinpoint. I’ve put down the display flashes red 15 times but it does flash very quickly and my poor brain couldn’t count quickly enough! It’s definitely more than 10.

The Galex Nano does have pass-through so you can vape and charge at the same time. When it’s being charged, if you draw on the pod during the charging cycle, the display will momentarily blank and come back on once you stop drawing.

Freemax Galex Nano Performance


Freemax Galex Nano 0.8 and 1.0 ohm GX Coils

The composition of both the included 0.8 ohm and 1.0 ohm coils are quenched SS904L Mesh with 50% increase in the Tea Fibre Cotton and uses the FM SaltCoilTech 4.0 technology.

GX Mesh Coil 1.0 ohm (pre-installed)

Galex Nano GX 1.0 ohm Coil

Freemax specify the optimum wattage range for this coil is 12W – 16W.

After my initial priming the coil and leaving to sit for 15 minutes, I was ready to go. I used my favorite Tropical Ice Mango with 6mg freebase nicotine strength at a PG/VG ratio of 50/50.

Because the Galex Nano has 3 pre-set power levels, I would always set the power level to its minimum (Red) for the first few draws to slowly bed the coil in.

Straight away the flavor came through on the first draw. A couple more draws and the crisp tones of the Mango filled my mouth with a nice coolness on the intake from the ice additive. As I’ve always found with Freemax coil, they produce great flavor from their coils and this one is no exception.

Switching between the 3 power levels did make a slight difference between the intensity of the draw.

Vapor was pretty dense, more than I expected from these little coils. I did change my e-liquid to a 70VG/30PG and yes the vapor increased and yes the coil did vape faultlessly with the thicker e-liquid. Chain vaping for 15 minutes didn’t cause any dry hits so the wicking ports worked really well.

The auto draw worked effortlessly each time, even the slightest of draws fired the Galex Nano. I would say the draw is not tight, more an airy MTL draw. Restricting the airflow by placing a thumb over the airflow hole on the Galex Nano side casing does tighten the draw.

No gurgling or spitting was evident and the draw is very smooth.

GX Mesh Coil 0.8 ohm

Galex Nano GX 0.8 ohm Coil

Freemax specify the optimum wattage range for this coil is 13W – 18W.

Swapping the 1.0 ohm coil out for this 0.8 ohm coil wasn’t a problem and I didn’t lose any e-liquid.

Using the same Tropical Mango Ice e-liquid as the previous coil, I have to be honest and say I didn’t really notice any significant change in terms of flavor or vapor between the two different coils. I also felt the power level was very similar too.

Saying this, the flavor and vapor from this 0.8 ohm coil is still as impressive as the 1.0 ohm coil and I would be more than happy vaping on either coil all day.

Altering the power (wattage) between the 3 pre-set levels again I felt only made a slight difference in performance.

Coil/Performance Summary

On the Freemax website, they state that the pod is good for 10 fills before you notice a fall-off in performance from the coils. Certainly the two coils I’ve been using have far exceeded this.

Galex Nano GX Mesh Coils

Both coils are equally as impressive and each produced really very good flavor and vapor. I cycled around 30ml of e-liquid through each coil (15 fills) and neither coil appeared to deteriorate. The performance remained the same and both coils are still going strong.

By the time I completed writing this review, I was up to around 25 fills with the 1.0 ohm coil and it’s still working well.

Now the big question is…Do the pods leak? Freemax claim that the pods utilize their FM Leak-Resistance Tech. They state that the Maze chimney on either side of the pod extends the path of the excess e-liquid flowing through the chimney which effectively prevents leaking issues. Together with this, a cotton pad in the base of the pod absorbs any additional e-liquid providing further protection.

Well I can definitely say that throughout the time I’ve been using both the two supplied coils, NO e-liquid seepage and NO condensation was visible. Even after vaping approx. 80ml of e-liquid through the pod, the bottom of the coil and the pod recess was completely dry.

Freemax Galex Nano Kit Battery Performance


Freemax Galex Nano Charging showing full charge

The Freemax Galex Nano kit is powered by an internal 800mAh battery. Charging time is pretty impressive, taking approximately 40 minutes to fully charge via the Type-C USB charger/cable.

I was achieving around 6 hours of quite heavy vaping while using the 0.8 ohm coil from a fully charged battery. These times are a little ambiguous as they are dependent on your vaping style i.e. the length and frequency of your draw plus the wattage level you’re vaping at.

Surprisingly I didn’t really notice any difference in vaping time when I had the full spectrum lighting effects on.

The color changing battery display (1 press of the control button) gave a really good indication of the remaining battery status. It was nice to see that once the display shows red, you still have plenty of vaping time left.

Once the Galex Nano reaches its low battery cut-off, the display will flash red 15 times and you will no longer be able to vape. At this point you will have to recharge the battery.

I did monitor the period of time it took for each color change on the display to switch color during vaping. This was only an approximate time due to remembering to press the control button after each draw to check the color and time:

  • Green to Blue:  1.5 hours
  • Blue to Red:  3.5 hours
  • Red to flashing Red:  1 hour

These times were recorded while using the 0.8 ohm coil on the medium (Blue) power setting. Increasing these times can be achieved by lowering the power setting to the “Red” setting and/or using the 1.0 ohm coil.

The Galex Nano does have pass-through so you can vape while it’s being charged. You will notice that the display screen will extinguish each time you draw as its being charged. I suspect this is due to the control software momentarily disabling the charging circuit when you draw. I could be wrong and it may just be the way the lighting is implemented, either way you can vape and charge at the same time.

How Do I Fill The Galex Pod?


Galex Nano Pod with the Mouthpiece Removed

The Freemax Galex Nano pod is a concealed top fill design. To gain access to the filling port, you have to remove the duck bill styled mouthpiece from the top of the pod in order to fill with e-liquid. You can remove the mouthpiece with the pod still attached to the Galex Nano body but I would recommend removing the pod first so not to overstress the pod recess.

With the pod removed, hold the pod body with one hand and grasp the mouthpiece with your other hand. Prize the mouthpiece to one side and it will release from the pod body. This is a pretty tight fit so does take a little force.

Galex Nano Pod Red Fill Port Membrane

The fill port is located on the top of the pod. There are two holes; the center hole is the coil/chimney, do NOT fill this hole with e-liquid. The fill port is the other off center hole marked with the red silicone membrane surrounding its opening.

Filling The Galex Nano Pod With E=liquid

Gently press your e-liquid bottle tip against this membrane and fill the pod up with your e-liquid. We did find that short stubby e-liquid bottle tips were a little fiddly and had to be pressed firmly against the fill port hole for no e-liquid spillage to occur.

Galex Nano Pod Filled With E-Liquid

Do NOT overfill the pod. Once filled, replace the duck bill styled mouthpiece ensuring it snaps into place and is securely fitted. Then reconnect the pod to the Galex Nano body.

Quick Tip: If you are filling the pod for the first time, once filled, leave to stand for approx. 10-15 minutes before you start to vape and set the power level to its minimum for the first few draws. This will help saturate the wick fully in e-liquid and help prolong the life of the coil/pod.

How do I Change the Coil in the Galex Pod?


If the coil in your pod is showing signs of failing with a loss of flavor or vapor, or worst case the e-liquid tastes burnt then it’s time to change your coil.

Removing the Pod from the Galex Nano Body

The pod will have to be removed from the Galex Nano body first to gain access to the bottom of the pod.

GX Coil being removed from the Galex Nano Pod
Galex GX Coil and Bottom of Pod

Once the pod has been detached, simply pull the coil out from the bottom of the pod. If you have e-liquid in the pod, turn the pod upside down and place your thumb or finger over the mouthpiece opening before you remove the coil. This will help keep e-liquid spillages to a minimum.

Important: The bottom opening of the pod and the flat bottom plate on the coil have two straight sides. The two flat sides on the coil need to align with the two flat sides in the coil opening of the pod. When the coil is fitted, the bottom plate of the coil MUST sit flat and flush against the bottom of the pod casing.

GX Coil fitted correctly in bottom of Galex Nano Pod

As above, slowly push your new coil into the opening in the base of the pod and press it fully home. Make sure the top of the coil sits in the chimney housing below the mouthpiece. The base of the coil will sit flush with the base of the pod. If the base of the coil is sitting proud of the pod base, turn the coil round so the flat side aligns.

Do ensure that your new coil is primed by dripping a few drops of e-liquid in the wicking ports. Fill the pod with your e-liquid and leave to stand for 15 minutes so the e-liquid fully saturates the wick. See our guide on Prolonging the Life of your Coil.

Refit the pod into the Galex Nano pod recess. Initially set the power level to its minimum (Red) and take a few draws on the mouthpiece. This will draw the e-liquid through the wicking ports in the coil without applying high power to the coil. Increase the power level to reach your desired vape experience.

How Do I Charge The Galex Nano Kit?


Freemax Galex Nano Kit on Charge

When you draw on the Galex Nano and the display flashes red 15 times, this indicates the battery has run out of charge. At this point, your Galex Nano will require recharging. Plug the supplied cable into the Type-C USB port on the bottom of the device and connect the other end into a suitable power source (typically 5V/1A or higher).

Galex Nano Being Charged Showing RED Screen
Galex Nano Being Charged Showing Green Screen
Galex Nano Being Charged Showing Blue Screen

As you connect the charging cable, the display screen will illuminate and slowly cycle on and off. The display will initially cycle red in color and as the charge and charging time increases, the display will change color from red to blue and then to green. The specification of the color change is:

  • Red   –  <35%
  • Blue  –  35% – 70%
  • Green –  >70%

The display will continually cycle on and off in the relevant color throughout the charging cycle so you always know it’s still be charged.

Once fully charged, the display will initially turn static green and shortly afterwards the display will extinguish indicating the charge cycle has been completed. Charging time takes on average approximately 40 minutes to fully charge the battery.

The Galex Nano does have “pass-through” so you can vape and charge it at the same time.

For reference, I monitored the length of time the display took to change between each of the colors and then achieve its full charge:

  • Flashing Red – 8 minutes
  • Flashing Blue – 9 minutes
  • Flashing Green – 27 minutes
  • Static Green – 3 minutes
  • Full Charge – display extinguished – Total time = 42 minutes
Galex Nano Kit with Blank Screen

One point worth mentioning is during the charging cycle the device does remain cold to the touch. Even though it doesn’t get warm I would still recommend charging your device on a non-flammable surface.

As always, NEVER leave your vape device unattended while on charge.

Freemax Galex Nano Kit Price


If you’re after a no fuss hassle free pod kit BUT want the benefit of different power levels, being able to refill the pod with your own e-liquid and replace the coils rather than disposing of the pod after its finished, the Freemax Galex Nano kit ticks all the boxes.

The performance is up to Freemax’s usual high standard and the real plus point is the pod does NOT leak. The minimal cost of the kit makes this a really good purchase.

I would definitely purchase this or the other Galex kit as they both perform really well and having the option of a taller stick style pod device or this the square box style device means it will appeal to a much wider market.

Freemax Galex Nano Kit Verdict


Freemax Galex Nano Pod Kit Review Verdict

Pros

  • FM Leak-Resistance Tech
  • Great design and build quality
  • 3 Pre-set power levels
  • Simple to use
  • Very good flavor and vapor
  • Re-fillable and replaceable coils
  • Concealed Top-Fill design
  • Clear pod so e-liquid is visible
  • Auto draw activation responsive
  • Impressive GX Mesh coils
  • Quick 40 minute charge (Type-C)
  • MTL and RDL
  • Extremely lightweight
  • Accurate remaining battery charge display
  • Full Spectrum Vaping display
  • Both coils included in the kit
  • Pass-through vaping

Cons

  • Mouthpiece can be difficult to remove
  • Approx 6 hrs vape time between charges
  • Not much difference between the 3 pre-set power levels

Freemax Galex Nano Kit Summary


Freemax Galex Nano Pod Kit Image

The Freemax Galex Nano kit really did meet all our expectations. It’s sleek, looks good, feels solid and is both lightweight and comfortable to hold. Its 800mAh capacity internal battery is pretty good for this size of pod kit and did a great job of powering the device for an average of 6 hours vaping time.

Charging time was good at around 40 minutes from the Type-C charging port with the added benefit of having pass-through, so you can vape at the same time as you’re charging.

Flavor and vapor, including the throat hit from the refillable pod with both the 0.8/1.0 ohm replaceable GX mesh coils was very good and the auto draw activation was always responsive. The really big plus for me was the leak proof coils and pod and as already stated, they DON’T leak.

The octagonal display gives a great indication of the remaining battery charge status and it was so nice to know that once the LED turns red you still have approx. 1 hr of vaping time left.

For those folk that like the glitzy lighting effects, the Galex Nano does just that but for the more subdued out there, you can switch the lights off, so a plus plus for both camps.

I do feel the Galex Nano kit, because of its simplicity would suit the beginners market, but because the pod accepts the replaceable GX coils and is also refillable, the more experienced vapers among us would be equally at home with this kit.

I would most definitely recommend this kit to anyone, be that a new or experienced vaper.


Thank you for reading, hope you enjoyed this review and found it useful and helpful. If you have any questions or feedback, please feel free to leave us a comment below.

If you do purchase one, please do drop us a comment with your thoughts of what you liked or disliked about it.

Comments 9

  1. Sorry being newbie asking a silly question, when should we change pod? Apart from leakage or damage do we have any specific requirement to change pod?

    1. Hi Praffy, thanks for your question. That’s a good point and you’ve basically answered it. If the pod gets damaged and starts to leak or the duckbill mouthpiece becomes loose then you would change it. Other than that then there’s no reason to change it, just replace the coils when needed.
      You can if you wish have more than 1 pod and keep each one specific for different flavours.

      1. Thanks Richard, but carrying filled pod with different flavour or different PG VG ratio wouldn’t cause any leakage as most possibly we would carry those in pockets and will have lots shakes while carrying.

        Also I can see from your review you have used 70/30 liquid, I can see 0.8 ohm coil allows max 18W so isnt 18w too low for 70/30?

        1. Hi Praffy, I wasn’t suggesting you carry filled pods around in your pocket, I was pointing out you can have more than 1 pod with different flavours if you wish. You can switch between different pods if you want to keep 1 pod for 1 flavour. I personally don’t but I do know people that do this.
          I would recommend a 50/50 ratio for these coils but I did try a 70/30 ratio to verify if the coils would handle the thicker e-liquid and they did. 18W for this coil is more than enough irrespective if your using 50/50 or 70/30.

    1. Hi Kodie,
      You’ve not given us much info to go on. Has it been working and now stopped or is it new?
      You need to determine what part is not working, i.e. the mod, the pod or the coil. Can you change the power levels on the mod so the colours change? Does full spectrum lighting work? When you insert the pod does the display illuminate so the mod recognises the pod is fitted? What does the display indicate when you draw on the mouthpiece?
      Sorry for all the questions but we need to pinpoint what the problem is.
      If all the above work then I can only suggest cleaning the pod recess and/or changing the coil and try drawing on the mouthpiece to see if it fires.
      Come back to us with what’s happening.

      1. I am having the same issue as Kodie, except I can give more details. I have been using it only for two or three days since I bought mine, and as far as I’m aware, the battery has gone dead. It has been on the charger for a while, but all it does is blind red when I try to hit it, same as before I put it on the charger. I realize now that I am on the Nano review, but I have the other freemax the bar shaped one with pod, but hope that’s fine. I misplaced my manual so I have turned to the internet.

        1. Hi Quel, sorry to hear you’re have the same problem.
          It sounds like the battery isn’t charging. Try a different charging cable first to see if that makes a difference? When its put on charge the lights should cycle, does yours do that? Also try vaping while it’s on charge as it does have pass-through. If none of this works then it would be a faulty battery or Type-C port problem. As it’s only a couple of days old I would suggest returning it to the shop you bought it from as it should be under warranty. Hope you get it resolved.

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