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Freemax Galex Pod Kit Review / 2 GX Mesh Coils With Impressive Performance

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Freemax are continuing to add to their ever growing product range and 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 at first we thought we would write a combined review covering both these devices.

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 below 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 Pod kit and another review on the Freemax Galex Nano Pod kit.

Freemax Galex Pod Kit with The Full Spectrum Lighting
Galex Pod Kit
Freemax Galex Nano Pod Kit View
Galex Nano Pod Kit

There will be some duplication between these two reviews, especially on the pod section, but for clarity and ease of reading, two reviews is the path we’ve chosen. We will place 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 Pod Kit

Freemax Galex Pod Device with the Galex Pod

The Freemax Galex Pod kit is a stick style device with an adaptive power level of 11W-16W and although it’s non-adjustable, the wattage is dependent on the resistance of the coil (0.8ohm or 1.0ohm) you have fitted in the pod. It’s an auto draw activated Mouth to Lung (MTL) / Restrictive Direct to Lung (RDL) pod device powered by an internal 800mAh rechargeable battery.

Charging the Galex Pod is carried out via the Type-C USB port on the bottom of the device. We couldn’t determine the charging current of the port but full charge is achieved within approximately 40 minutes.

Airflow control is restricted to 2 fixed air intake pin holes, one on each side of the Galex Pod 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 (0.8ohm/1.0ohm) which are cross-compatible with the Galex Nano kit.

Freemax Galex GX Mesh 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 so the flavor and performance is what we now come to expect from Freemax…second to none.

There is a small tri-color changing LED towards the bottom center of the front panel that illuminates when you draw on the pod. This LED changes color to indicate the current discharge status of the battery. It also illuminates while the Galex Pod is being charged and extinguishes when full charge is achieved.

Freemax Galex Pod Kit Showing Front Face View with Full Spectrum Lighting

Freemax have included their “Full Spectrum Vaping” lighting effects which we’re seeing on more and more on their later releases. These effects can be switched on or off and shine through a large oval shaped smoked screen in the center of the Galex casing.

The Galex 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 straightforward to use.

I would like to thank Tina at Freemax for sending me the Galex Pod kit and the Galex Nano 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 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 Pod Kit Review


Features and Specifications

  • Dimensions: 107.47mm x 23.5mm x 16.5mm
  • Weight: 45 grams (37 grams minus pod)
  • Construction: Zinc Alloy
  • Pod Material: PCTG
  • Charging: Type-C USB (figures not specified)
  • Charging Time: Approx 40 minutes
  • Output Wattage: Adaptive 11W-16W max
  • Output Voltage: 3.3V/3.5V – 4.2V
  • E-liquid Capacity: 2.0ml Pod
  • Pod Type: Refillable and Replaceable 0.8ohm/1.0ohm Coils
  • Coil Material: SS904L Mesh
  • Filling Method: Childproof Top Fill Port
  • Battery Specification: Internal 800mAh
  • Display: Tri-color LED + Multi-Spectrum
  • Airflow: 2 fixed side case intake holes
  • Firing: Auto draw activation
  • Mouthpiece: Removable Duckbill
  • FM Leak-Resistance Tech

What’s in the box?

Freemax Galex Pod Kit Whats In The Box
  • Freemax Galex 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 Pod Kit Box Front
Freemax Galex Pod Kit Box Reverse
Freemax Galex Pod Kit Box Side

On the sides and reverse of the outer sleeve are the basic specifications of the Galex Pod 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.

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. This manual will be included on all sales models.

Freemax Galex Pod Design and Appearance

The Galex Pod Body/Battery

Freemax Galex Body Front View
Freemax Galex Body Side Angled View
Freemax Galex Body Side Angled View 2
Freemax Galex Body Back View

The Freemax Galex Pod is a compact and stylish auto draw activated vape pod constructed out of zinc alloy. Its shape is a slim rectangular design with slightly curved angled edges measuring 84mm tall (107.47mm including the pod), 23.5mm wide by 16.5mm deep and weighs in at a lightweight 45 grams.

There are no menu controls, no on/off button or variable wattage adjustments, it’s a very simple no fuss easy to operate pod kit. The Galex Pod has a fixed 11W – 16W max adaptive power output which is auto set from the type (resistance) of the replaceable coils that are fitted in the pod.

USB Type C Charge Port on bottom of Galex Pod body

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

We couldn’t find out the specification of the charging circuit but verified that it will fully charge from a 1A power source in under 40 minutes.

Tri-Color LED on front of Galex Pod

There is a small tri-colored oval LED positioned centrally just above the bottom of the Galex Pod on the front face that illuminates when you draw on the pod and while it’s being charged. It will also highlight the levels of protections by different flashing sequences (see functionality section). Strangely enough, the LED doesn’t illuminate when the pod is inserted.

This tri-colored LED will also display the included safety features and protection, such as:

  • Overtime Protection
  • Low Battery Protection
  • Over Charge Protection
  • Atomizer Short-Circuit Protection
Freemax Galex Pod Full Spectrum Vaping Red Color
Freemax Galex Pod Full Spectrum Vaping Blue Color

As we mentioned earlier in the Overview, Freemax have included their “Full Spectrum Vaping” lighting effects on the Galex Pod. In the centre of the front face, just above the tri-colored LED, is a large (48mm x 13mm) oval shaped smoked black panel that illuminates in different lighting sequences.

These lighting effects can be selected by quickly inserting and removing the pod twice within 3 seconds to display a multi-color strobe effect, a single color sequence effect or switched off. When switched on, the lighting will illuminate when the pod is inserted or when you draw on the pod.

Galex Pod Airflow Intake Hole

Airflow control is not adjustable but includes two fixed small airflow intake holes (approx. 2mm in diameter), one on each side of the casing. They sit just above the bottom of the pod recess which you can see through the casing when the pod is removed.

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 one or both of the airflow pin holes to further restrict the airflow.

Branding on the bottom of the Galex Pod device

On the base of the Galex Pod 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 Pod is flat so it does stand upright on a flat surface.

Freemax Galex Pod Full Spectrum Vaping Red Color

The top of the Galex Pod 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 5 different color options available in the Freemax Galex Pod Kit range. The one we received was Blue and can be seen in the photos throughout this review:

  • Gunmetal
  • Blue
  • Cyan Purple
  • Pink Gold
  • Black

Branding is not overpowering and limited to the words “GALEX” screen printed on the front of the black smoked panel and “FREEMAX” on the reverse face in smaller lettering towards the bottom of the device.

Galex Branding on Galex Pod
Freemax Branding on Galex Pod

The surface of the Galex Pod battery/body is a single color semi-matte finish which does appear to be hard wearing 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), simple to use and well built.

The Galex Pod – 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 varying degrees.

We have answered this question, after we put it to the test of course, in the Galex Coil/Pod Performance Summary under Galex Pod 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.

Yellow and Red Peel Sticker over the base of the Galex Pod

When you first receive your new Galex Pod kit, the bottom of the pod housing will have a “Peel” sticker over the base of the coil. This is used during transit to isolate the coil from connecting to the coil contact pins in the pod recess.

Do ensure you remove this label prior to using.

Freemax Galex 2ml Pod with GX Coil

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 Pod showing Fill Port with GX Coil and removable mouthpiece
Freemax Galex Duckbill Mouthpiece

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 Pod with the duckbill mouthpiece removed

The pod is a top fill 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 Pod 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.

Galex Pod Showing Red Silicone Fill Port Membrane, Center coil hole 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 on the opposite side of the filling port, this is the air release hole which helps prevent e-liquid spilling back out of the fill port while your filling.

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 into place.

Minumum e-liquid line printed on the front side of the Galex pod

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, both of which are only visible when the pod is removed from the Galex Pod 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 and you will damage the coil. The wicking ports need to be kept saturated with e-liquid

Galex GX Coil showing 2 flat sides of base

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 fit perfectly level with the base of the pod.

Base of Galex Pod without the GX Coil Fitted
Base of Galex Pod with the GX Coil Fitted Correctly

On the underside of the pod is the opening for the GX Mesh coil, two circular diagonally apposed 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 Pod body and is secured and held in place by the magnetic contacts.

Galex 0.8ohm and 1.0ohm GX 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 Pod body will NOT illuminate the small oval LED 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 Pod kit, NO leaks or condensation on the base of the pod or around the recessed contact pins were observed. This is achieved by the 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 Pod Kit Functionality

The Freemax Galex Pod kit is very simple and straightforward to use. There is no variable airflow control to worry about, no on/off button and the wattage is auto selected depending on the type of GX coil you’re using. Just ensure your battery is charged, the coil is fitted and in working order and the pod has sufficient e-liquid in it.

Freemax Galex Pod Kit Red LED
Freemax Galex Pod Kit Blue LED
Freemax Galex Pod Kit Green LED

A visual indication of the operation and function of the Galex Pod is displayed by the tri-colored LED and in part the full spectrum lighting. The tri-color LED will illuminate while you draw on the pod and while it’s on charge displaying 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, remove and insert the pod twice within 3 seconds. 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 tried to capture the different lighting effects but the photos really don’t do them justice. 5 different uni-color and 5 multi-color patterns can be displayed. These will cycle over a 15 second period after each draw.

Galex Full Spectrum Vaping Display 2
Galex Full Spectrum Vaping Display 3
Galex Full Spectrum Vaping Display 4
Galex Full Spectrum Vaping Display 5
Galex Full Spectrum Vaping Display 6
Galex Full Spectrum Vaping Display 7
Galex Full Spectrum Vaping Display 8
Galex Full Spectrum Vaping Display 9
Galex Full Spectrum Vaping Display 10
Galex Full Spectrum Vaping Display 11
Galex Full Spectrum Vaping Display 12
Galex Full Spectrum Vaping Display 14

Each function/prompt is highlighted as a sequence of flashes on the tri-colored LED as follows:

  • Charging: – LED will slowly cycle on and off
  • Full charge: – LED extinguishes
  • Pod removed: – LED flashes 3 times (Note 1)
  • Low battery (<3.3V): – LED flashes red 15 times (Note 2)
  • Low resistance or short circuit: – No data available
  • Overtime protection (10S): – LED flashes 8 times
  • Full spectrum vaping: – Off / Uni-color / Multi-color

Note 1: The LED doesn’t always flash when removing the pod. I found just releasing the pod from the spring loaded coil contact pins didn’t make the LED flash. Completely removing the pod quickly from the pod recess did make the LED flash 3 times.

I believe the 3 flashing LED sequence may be a “No Coil” prompt because if I draw on the pod recess with no pod fitted, the LEDs flashed.

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

Insertion of the pod doesn’t illuminate the tri-color LED but the full spectrum lighting will illuminate if it’s enabled when the pod is removed or inserted. The lighting effects will cycle for 15 seconds and then extinguish.

The Galex Pod does have pass-through so you can vape and charge at the same time.

Freemax Galex Pod Kit Performance

Freemax Galex 0.8 and 1.0 GX Coils

The composition of both the included 0.8ohm and 1.0ohm coils are quenched SS904L Mesh with 50% increase in the Tea Fibre Cotton and uses the FM SaltCoilTech 4.0 technology. You can see from the photo above that each coil has 4 O-Rings and these do a really good job of sealing the coil in the pod to help prevent e-liquid seepage.

GX Mesh Coil 1.0ohm (pre-installed)

Freemax Galex 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.

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.

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 Pod. I would say the draw is not tight, more an airy MTL draw. Restricting the airflow by placing a thumb over one of the airflow holes on the Galex Pod side casing does tighten the draw. You can if you wish close off both airflow holes to achieve an even tighter draw.

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

GX Mesh Coil 0.8ohm

Freemax Galex GX 0.8 ohm Coil

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

Swapping the 1.0ohm coil out for this 0.8ohm 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 0.8ohm coil is still as impressive as the 1.0ohm coil and I would be more than happy vaping on either coil all day.

Coil/Performance Summary

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

Top and Bottom View of the Freemax Galex GX Coils

Both coils are equally as impressive and each produced really 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 Pod Kit Battery Performance

The Freemax Galex Pod 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 5 – 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. length and frequency of your draw.

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

The small color changing LED towards the base of the Galex Pod gave a really good indication of the remaining battery status during each draw and on the whole followed the specified voltage level changes. It was nice to see that once the LED displays red, you still have plenty of vaping time left.

Once the Galex Pod reaches its low battery cut-off, the LED 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 of the small LED to switch color during vaping:

  • Green to Blue:  1.5 – 2 hours
  • Blue to Red:  2.5 – 3 hours
  • Red to flashing Red:  1 hour

The Galex Pod does have pass-through so you can vape while it’s being charged.

How Do I Fill The Galex Pod?

Freemax Galex Pod with the Duckbill Mouthpiece Removed

The Freemax Galex Pod 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 Pod 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 it does take a little force.

Freemax Galex Pod Top View of Filling Hole

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

Filling the Freemax Galex 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.

Freemax Galex 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 Pod 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. 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.

Pod being removed from Galex Pod Battery

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

Galex GX Coil Being Removed from the base of the pod
GX coil removed from Galex 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 correctly inserted into the base of the pod

Following the warning 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 around so the flat sides align.

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.

Before reinserting the pod, take a few draws on the mouthpiece to help draw the e-liquid through the wicking ports in the coil. Once done, refit the pod in the Galex Pod body recess.

We have written a guide on Prolonging the Life of your Coil. You may find this useful so do take a look as this may help you in getting the most out of your coil in terms of its lifespan.

How Do I Charge The Galex Pod Kit?

When you draw on the Galex Pod and the LED flashes red 10 times, this indicates the battery has run out of charge. At this point, your Galex Pod 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).

How Do I Charge the Galex Pod

As you connect the charging cable, the small color changing LED will illuminate and slowly cycle on and off. The LED will initially cycle red in color and as the charge and charging time increases, the LED 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 LED 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 LED will initially turn static green and shortly afterwards the LED will extinguish indicating the charge cycle has been completed. Charging time takes on average approximately 40 minutes to fully charge the battery.

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

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

  • Flashing Red – 2 minutes
  • Flashing Blue – 18 minutes
  • Flashing Green – 13 minutes
  • Static Green – 2 minutes
  • Full Charge – LED extinguished – Total time = 35 minutes

One point worth mentioning is during the charging cycle the device does get warm to the touch. I would always recommend charging your device on a non-flammable surface.

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

Freemax Galex Pod Kit Price

If you’re after a no fuss hassle free pod kit BUT want the benefit of 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 Pod 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.

Freemax Galex Pod Kit Verdict

Freemax Galex Pod Kit Review Verdict


  • FM Leak-Resistance Tech
  • Great design and build quality
  • Simple to use
  • Very good flavor and vapor
  • Refillable 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 LED
  • Full Spectrum Vaping Display
  • Both coils included in the kit
  • Pass-through vaping


  • Mouthpiece can be difficult to remove
  • Approx 5 – 6hrs vape time between charges

Freemax Galex Pod Kit Summary

Freemax Galex Pod Kit in Blue Color

The Freemax Galex Pod 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 about average for this size of pod kit and did a great job of powering the device for an average of 5-6 hours vaping time.

Charging time was good at less than 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 small multi-color LED 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 Pod 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 Pod 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 amongst 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.

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