Voopoo have been busy and are continuing to release pod kits by the bucket loads and so far they really do just keep getting better and better. We are reviewing yet another Argus product, this time their new Argus G Pod Kit and from my initial look and feel this REALLY is a good one.
Not that their other pod kits weren’t, far from it! We’ve reviewed quite a few of their Argus range and also their Vinci, Drag and Doric ranges over the last couple of years and every one so far seems to be a winner. Voopoo really have become one of the top major players in the vape industry.
We recently reviewed the Argus Z and the Argus P1 and will very shortly be reviewing the Argus Pod SE so keep a look out and see what that one’s about. Each of the 5 different Argus Pod bodies; Argus Pod, Argus Pod SE, Argus P1, Argus Z and now the Argus G are all different but with one common factor, they all accept the same well renowned 0.7 ohm/1.2 ohm pod (cartridge) so are cross compatible between the 5 devices.
While the Argus pods (cartridges) come with integrated non replaceable coils, you can also purchase a replacement empty pod that accepts their range of ITO replacement coils; 0.5 ohms, 0.7 ohms, 1.0 ohms and 1.2 ohms. This really does open up the options for those of you that prefer pods with replaceable coils.
If you’re familiar with either the Argus Z or Argus P1, you’ll know they were designed to be simplistic with minimal functionality and control to provide a no fuss but straightforward hassle free vaping experience. Well the Argus G Pod kit has thrown the cat amongst the pigeons and added variable wattage with airflow control and a small OLED display making this so much more versatile.
I loved the Argus P1 device but feel the Argus G is going to take the mantel as their flagship Argus pod. The form factor, functionality and overall quality feel and appearance shine through the second you pick the Argus G up.
Overview of the Argus G Pod Kit
The Argus G is a dual activated (fire button and auto draw) Mouth-To-Lung (MTL) and Restricted-Direct-To-Lung (RDL) pod device (pod/coil dependent). It’s powered by an internal 1000mAh capacity rechargeable battery with variable wattage control from 5W up to 25W.
Smart coil detection automatically senses the resistance of the fitted pod and sets the optimum wattage for that particular pod/coil. The wattage can be adjusted above or below this set wattage value so you can fine tune the intensity of your draw.
Adjustable airflow control is carried out via the side positioned lever which incorporates 3 sliding airflow holes in its base plate. On the opposite side to the airflow lever is a Type-C USB charging port, specified as 5V/1A with full charge taking approximately 85 minutes when using the supplied charging cable.
A 0.42 inch (9mm x 6mm) OLED display highlights the major settings including wattage, remaining battery charge icon, fire button lock/unlock, pod/coil resistance, puff counter and will also highlight the safety prompts. Within this black colored display fascia positioned on the front of the Argus G is a circular concave 7.5mm diameter fire button.
This fire button can be locked so only the auto draw will function which is great if you keep this in your pocket or handbag.
The Argus G Pod kit includes two different resistance pods; a 0.7 ohm and a 1.2 ohm pod. These pods have a 2ml capacity and are refillable but have fixed integrated coils so are NOT replaceable. As I mentioned earlier, you can purchase an empty pod which accepts the ITO range of replaceable coils.
Both pods are semi-opaque with a very slight smoked tint so the e-liquid level is clearly visible. They are a side-fill design with the fill port concealed behind a standard silicone rubber bung that’s accessible once the pod is removed. The mouthpiece is a duckbill style and the pod is magnetically secured to the top of the Argus G body pod recess.
Its design and shape is a tall slim rectangular (flattened tube style) device with curved side edges so is very tactile. The overall size of the Argus G including the pod is 110.9mm high by 25.7mm wide by 13.5mm deep with a weight of 47.25 grams. It’s manufactured out of Aluminum alloy so not only feels very robust but gives a great quality feel too.
There are 7 colors available in the Argus G range and the color we received to review was Racing Green. The entire casing is a graded color with the darker shade at the bottom leading to a lighter shade at the top of the Argus G.
It’s an extremely smooth, semi-matte, highly polished surface finish and the graded color effect, especially the Racing Green version we received, looks absolutely stunning.
I would like to thank Whitney at Voopoo for sending us the Argus G pod kit to review. We will always give a completely unbiased and honest view of our findings while using and reviewing the supplied kit. If you click on any of the buy buttons, we may receive a small affiliate commission but at no extra cost to you.
Voopoo Argus G Pod Kit Review
- Overview of the Argus G Pod Kit
- Features and Specifications
- What’s in the Box?
- Voopoo Argus G Design and Appearance
- – Argus G Battery/Body
- – Argus G Pods
- Argus G Functionality
- Argus G Performance
- Argus G Battery Performance
- How do I Fill the Argus G Pod?
- When and How do I Change the Argus G Pod?
- How do I Charge the Argus G?
- Voopoo Argus G Pod Kit Price
- Voopoo Argus G Pod Kit Verdict
- Voopoo Argus G Pod Kit Summary
Features and Specifications
- Construction: Aluminium Alloy and PCTG
- Dimensions: 110.9mm (H) including Pod x 25.7mm (W) x 13.5 mm (D)
- Weight: 47.25 grams (Including Pod)
- Charging: Type-C USB 5V/1A
- Charging Time: 85 minutes
- Resistance Range: 0.5 ohms – 3.0 ohms
- Output Wattage: 5W – 25W + Smart Detect
- Output Voltage: 3.2V – 4.2V
- Battery Specification: Internal 1000mAh Capacity
- Display: 0.42 inch (9mm x 6mm) OLED
- E-Liquid Capacity: 2ml
- Filling Method: Concealed Side Fill
- Firing Method: Auto Draw and Fire Button Activation
- Coils: Non-replaceable
- Coil Material: Kanthal
- Drip Tip: Duckbill Style Mouthpiece
- Airflow: Fully Adjustable Slide Lever
- Pod Connection: Magnetic
- Pod Type: 0.7ohm and 1.2ohm
- Vape Style: MTL / RDL
- 7 Levels Of Protection
- ITO Technology / Anti-Leak
- Chipset: Gene AI
What’s in the Box?
- Voopoo Argus G Battery/Body
- Argus Pod; 0.7 ohm (pre-fitted)
- Argus Pod; 1.2 ohm
- Type-C USB Charging Cable
- User Manual
- Argus Pod Platform Card
The packaging is a top opening cardboard box with a slide out black plastic insert that houses the Argus G device in the top tray with the Argus 0.7 ohm pod attached. On the underside of this plastic insert is a clear plastic sealed bag that contains the included spares.
Inside the clear plastic bag is the second 1.2 ohm spare pod, a flat ribbon Type-C USB charging cable, a lanyard, the user manual and an Argus pod platform card that details the pod types and pod compatible devices.
The overall dimensions of the cardboard box measures 130mm x 58mm x 38mm. The base coloring of the box is a shiny silver with an image of the Argus G in the color corresponding to the included device.
On the front of the box is a picture of the Argus G in the color you’ve chosen plus the written color and the words “OLED Screen”, “1000mAh” and “Large Battery”. The reverse side of the box includes the package contents, the manufacturer’s details and the relevant safety and nicotine warnings.
One side of the box highlights the main features such as “1000mAh, “OLED” and “Adjustable Airflow”. The other side has the authentication sticker and barcodes.
When you first unpack your Argus G pod kit, the attached 0.7 ohm pod has a transparent film protecting the base of the pod so it cannot be inadvertently fired before the pod is filled with e-liquid. Do make sure you remove this film before use.
The OLED display screen also has a protective film covering the display so it doesn’t get scratched during the packing and transportation process.
Voopoo Argus G Pod Kit Design and Appearance
Argus G Battery/Body
The Argus G has an adjustable power output of between 5W to 25W in 1W increments from its 1000mAh capacity internal rechargeable battery and is a dual activation device; being both auto draw and fire button activated.
A small 0.42 inch OLED display on the front face of the Argus G provides all the relevant information in terms of wattage, pod/coil resistance, puff counter, fire button lock and a remaining battery charge icon. The numerical display is white and unfortunately doesn’t support color change. However, it is very clear and bright.
One word of warning though; the display information is small, with the exception of the numerical wattage value, so good eyesight is needed or in my case a magnifying glass!
The right hand side edge of the Argus G has a variable airflow control slider lever which is slightly raised above the surface of the casing. Restricting or shutting off the airflow is carried out by moving the slider upwards towards the top of the Argus G or alternatively opening the airflow by moving the slider downwards.
Within the airflow slider base plate are 3 small holes that control the amount of air intake. Moving the slider upwards will reduce the number of holes, thus restricting the airflow by differing amounts. The movement of this slider is very smooth but also very restrictive so won’t inadvertently move on its own.
When the airflow slider is fully closed, just below the 2.8mm diameter lever is a fixed very small pinhole so the airflow will not be completely restricted. It’s quite a simple idea but very effective. This slider movement from fully open to fully closed covers approximately 6mm of travel.
On the opposite side edge to the airflow slider is the Type-C USB port, specified as 5V/1A. Full charge takes approximately 85 minutes but unfortunately the Argus G doesn’t have pass-through so you won’t be able to vape while it’s being charged. I will cover more about charging in the How do I Charge the Argus G section of this review.
The front facing 7.5mm diameter circular concave fire button is positioned within a 20mm by 15mm smoked inlay panel sitting just below the 0.42 inch OLED display. This fire button is also used to make any parameter changes, such as wattage adjustment, powering the device on/off, clearing the puff counter or locking/unlocking the fire button.
It has a very nice firm and positive click feel to the button and doesn’t suffer from any button rattle.
The Argus G is constructed out of Aluminum Alloy and measures 90mm tall (110.9mm including the pod) by 25.7mm wide and 13.5mm thick and weighs in at 40 grams minus the pod. Both sides of the Argus G are rounded so there are no sharp edges making the body feel very tactile.
It has a superb color graded satin finish to its frame which is so smooth to the touch that it feels just like glass. The Racing Green color we received to review looks incredible and comes across as being a very high class product.
At the top of the Argus G is the 11mm deep pod recess. It’s oval shaped so the pod can be fitted either way round. In the pod recess are 2 small rectangular bar magnets that connect with the pod when it’s fitted, 2 gold plated spring loaded coil contact pins and an auto draw control sensor.
Interestingly Voopoo have opted to place the “CE” and “Disposal” markings on the inside of the pod recess so they’re not visible unless the pod is removed.
The bottom of the Argus G is flat and has a black silicone rubber insert across its base which makes it not only a non-slip surface but also helps protect the base of the body from getting scratched. This also helps keep the Argus G stable when stood upright.
Voopoo’s branding is limited to their name “Designed by VOOPOO” screen printed in small lettering on the reverse side of the Argus G body/battery. On the front side of the casing below the OLED display screen and fire button in larger screen printing is “Argus”. Above the OLED display are the words “Gene AI”.
With regards to safety features, the onboard Gene AI chip provides the following levels of protection:
- Overtime:- 5 seconds cut-off
- No Load (o/c):- No coil detected (>3.0 ohms)
- Overcharge:- Cuts off at 100% charge
- Over Discharge:- Device will shut down
- Over Temperature:- Device will shut down
- Short-Circuit:- S/C or Low resistance detected (<0.5 ohms)
- Low Voltage:- Below 3.3V
There are 7 different color designs in the Argus G range, these being:
- Satin Blue
- Space Grey
- Racing Green
- Aurora Blue
- Gloss Black
- Sand Drift Gold
- Glow Pink
Overall, the Argus G is a really good pod kit. The OLED screen, although pretty small, gives that extra control over the power. The airflow control is a pleasure to use and the surface finish, especially the Racing Green one we received not only looked great but felt very tactile.
I was very pleased to see that Voopoo added the OLED display as this really will appeal to more users. I will cover more about the display in the Functionality section later on in this review.
Argus G Pods
We’re very familiar with the Argus 0.7 ohm and 1.2 ohm pods and their great performance as these pods have been around for a while now and are used in several of Voopoo’s Argus Pod devices. While we’ve called these Argus G pods, they are in fact known as Argus pods (cartridges) and are compatible with the Argus Pod, Argus Pod SE, Argus P1, Argus Z and now the Argus G.
Having previously used both of the pods before when we reviewed the Argus Z and Argus P1 pod kits, we can state that not only do they produce a really good vape, their longevity is incredible.
If you’ve read our Argus P1 or Argus Z reviews before, this section will be very familiar as they are the same pods.
When first using the pod that comes attached to the Argus G, make sure you remove the thin plastic film from the base and side of the pod. This pod came shipped with this protector to separate the coil from the contact pins so they can’t be accidently fired before e-liquid has been filled.
Both the Argus G pods are a side refillable pod with a 2ml e-liquid capacity. The 0.7 ohm and 1.2 ohm pods are included in the kit and have integrated coils meaning the coil is NOT replaceable so once the coil degrades the whole pod will need replacing.
I did mention at the beginning of this review that Voopoo have replacement empty pods so you can purchase those too and use the ITO replaceable coils. This really does increase the versatility of the device and of course makes it even more cost effective.
The pods are manufactured out of clear opaque lightweight PCTG material making this really easy to see the level of e-liquid through the pod. The mouthpiece is a duckbill shape with a 9mm oval opening tapering to a 4mm circular cut out to cater for the MTL / RDL vape style.
Overall dimensions of the Argus pod are 32.5mm tall by 25.4mm wide and 13.4mm deep. The weight of the pod is 7.25 grams.
The Argus G pods’ side fill port is concealed behind a flush fitting black silicone rubber plug. To gain access to the fill port, the pod has to be removed from the Argus G body. This plug has an indented arrow on it which identifies which end is to be lifted away to gain access to the filling port.
When the plug is opened, the other end of the silicone rubber flap will remain attached to the pod so it won’t get lost. It can be swiveled to the side to give easier access to the filling hole. This e-liquid fill port is a reasonable size measuring 4.5mm so is just big enough to accept short stubby e-liquid tip bottles.
On the underside of the pod are 4 small air intake holes, two either side of the integrated coil. There are no visible magnets on the base of the pod as they are concealed beneath the PCTG material.
Branding on the pod on the bottom section that’s fitted into the Argus G pod recess has “Voopoo” written on one side of the pod and the coil resistance “0.7 ohms” or “1.2 ohms” indented into the silicone rubber fill port bung.
Inserting the pod is straightforward enough, simply place the pod to the Argus G body recessed pod opening and it will slide into the recess and be locked and held in place by the magnets. When inserted, the Argus G OLED display will illuminate for approximately 30 seconds to identify that the pod has made electrical contact with the Argus G body.
Removing the pod is carried out by grasping the pod mouthpiece and pulling away from the Argus G body/battery. It’s not the tightest of fits and there is slight movement if you touch the pod but the magnets do hold the pod in place.
Voopoo Argus G Functionality
The Voopoo Argus G is a variable wattage (5W-25W) pod with a 0.42 inch OLED single color display which shows all of the set parameters. There is no + or – control button, instead each of the control changes are carried out by sequential presses of the fire button as follows:
- Fire button pressed 5 times turns the device ON
- When on, fire button pressed 5 times enters the Puff Clear/Lock/Power Off menu
- Fire button pressed 3 times selects variable wattage
Unlike many other pods on the market, Voopoo have perfected the multiple fire button press technique. When the Argus G is on and you want to enter the sub menu or alter the wattage, only the first press of the fire button would activate the coil, the following 2 or 4 presses don’t engage the coil.
If the fire button is not pressed or you don’t draw on the pod, after a period of 30 seconds the display screen will go into standby mode (blank). The display will initially dim after approx. 10 seconds and then after a further 20 seconds it will extinguish.
Before we delve down into the sub menu operation and wattage adjustments, it’s worth pointing out that the Argus G also has “Smart Coil Detect”. This is a plug and play scenario where the Argus G will auto detect the resistance of the fitted pod and select the optimum wattage for that pod.
This is being implemented on several pod mods nowadays to prevent excessive wattage being applied to the coil to stop it burning out prematurely. This pre-set wattage can be adjusted above or below this value but an upper wattage limit for the pod cannot be exceeded. Trying to increase the wattage above this upper limit will bring up the “Max Power” prompt.
|Pod Resistance||Auto Select (optimum)||Min/Max Wattage|
Note: Every time you remove the pod to fill with e-liquid, when the pod is reinserted, the optimum wattage value will be selected. If you want to deviate from this value you will have to manually adjust the wattage.
Press the fire button 3 times in quick succession. While the numerical wattage value is flashing each subsequent press of the fire button will increase the wattage value by 1W increments. Holding the fire button down will scroll through the wattage quicker.
Once you reach the maximum wattage, “Max Power” will be highlighted. The next press of the fire button will then start off again at the lowest wattage (5W).
Note: While the numerical wattage value is flashing, if no button press is detected within 6 seconds the wattage value will stop flashing and you won’t be able to adjust the value unless you press the fire button 3 times again.
Sub Menu Display
To gain access to the sub menu screen, press the fire button 5 times in quick succession. The following menus will be available:
- Puff Clear
- Power Off
When this menu appears, the Power Off will be underlined. To switch between the 3 different options, press the fire button and it will switch to the next option. Puff Clear will be underlined and then the next press of the fire button, the Lock/Unlock option will be underlined.
Whichever menu you want to action, holding the fire button down on that underlined menu will complete that option.
Main Display Screen
Included on the 0.42 inch OLED display is all of the read-out information as follows:
- Battery level indicator
- Wattage level
- Lock / Unlock
- Coil resistance reading
- Puff counter
Also the safety read-outs for the protection of the Argus G are:
- CHECK ATOMIZER: – No coil/pod detected
- TIME OUT: – Exceeds the vape time cut-off (5 seconds)
- ATOMIZER SHORT: – Short circuit or low resistance detected
- LOW POWER: – When the battery voltage falls below 3.2V
- MAX POWER: – Maximum wattage has been reached
- TEMP HIGH: – Temperature of the PCB has been exceeded
- CHARGING: – 0% to 100% and Time Remaining
When you select “lock” in the sub menu, the main OLED display will show the little padlock icon underneath the numerical wattage value. When the Argus G is “Locked”, the fire button is disabled and only auto draw will function. When the Argus G is “Locked”, entering the sub menu will then show the option of “Unlock”.
The Argus G incorporates adjustable airflow control via a single slider lever on the side of the Argus G body. Moving the airflow lever upwards will decrease the airflow, sliding it downwards will increase the airflow. There is about 6mm of travel on this slider from open to closed so anywhere between these two limits will further fine tune your draw.
Voopoo Argus G Performance
Included in the Argus G Pod kit are two pods; a 0.7 ohm and a 1.2 ohm pod. As we’ve already mentioned, these pods don’t have replaceable coils therefore once the coil becomes degraded, the pod will have to be disposed of and a new one fitted.
We’ve used both these pods before when we reviewed the Argus P1 and were very impressed with the results. The performance this time while using the Argus G I feel is that little bit better which I attribute to the more advanced airflow control.
Voopoo specify in their description of these two pods that they will last for 14 refills. This is a very conservative figure as in my experience when using them in the Argus P1, I’d cycled on average 120ml of e-liquid through them both before I noticed any drop off in flavor. This equates to 50+ refills.
So far while using the 0.7 ohm pod in the Argus G, I’ve refilled the pod 22 times and it’s still performing perfectly so can hopefully assume it will keep going for many more refills before it needs replacing.
As with most MTL vape pods, freebase nicotine or nic salts with a PG/VG ratio of 50/50 are recommended because of the smaller wicking ports in the coil and the lower power (wattage) used. Again I’ve used 70VG/30PG through these pods with no problems at all.
When first using a new pod, I would recommend filling the pod with your e-liquid and leave it to stand for 10-15 minutes to allow the e-liquid to saturate into the wick before vaping. Equally I would adjust your wattage to 5W to start with, take a few draws then increase the wattage in 2W increments until you reach your desired power level.
0.7 ohm Pod
When the pod is inserted into the Argus G body, the “Smart Coil Detect” will set the wattage to its optimum value of 16W. Manually adjusting the wattage will allow you to take the maximum wattage for this pod up to 18W.
Flavor and vapor from this pod are very good. I found that 8W was about the lowest I could go and still achieve a satisfying vape. The optimum wattage of 16W worked perfectly although I found myself using this pod at 12W, which was more than adequate.
Auto draw worked perfectly, irrespective of the airflow setting and gave the same intensity as the fire button. The draw was smooth and quiet and I haven’t had any gurgling issues.
My preferred airflow setting while using this pod was just off fully open which gave me a nice restricted direct to lung (RDL) draw.
There were no problems with leakage or condensation around the base of the coil. Overall, the pod performed really well and was giving very good results. Coil longevity far exceeds that specified by Voopoo.
1.2 ohm Pod
When the pod is inserted into the Argus G body, the “Smart Coil Detect” will set the wattage to its optimum value of 10W. Manually adjusting the wattage will allow you to take the maximum wattage for this pod up to 12W.
Flavor and vapor from this pod are very good. I found that the minimum 5W setting gave a satisfying vape. The optimum wattage of 12W worked perfectly although I found myself using this pod between 8W-12W which was more than adequate.
Auto draw required a little more draw on the pod when the airflow was fully open, whereas the fire button worked every time. Closing the airflow half way gave a nice tight mouth to lung (MTL) draw and the auto draw responded every time with this airflow setting.
Closing the airflow off completely really tightened the draw but I found the flavor and certainly the amount of vapor produced wasn’t that good but this is to be expected.
The draw was smooth and quiet with no gurgling issues at all. My preferred airflow setting while using this pod was half open.
There were no problems with leakage or condensation around the base of the coil. Overall, the pod performed really well and was giving very good results. Coil longevity far exceeds that specified by Voopoo.
Throughout my time using both the pods supplied with the Argus G kit, there was no evidence of any leaks. When refilling the pod each time, there were still no signs of condensation around the bottom of the coil or in the pod recess.
As I did when reviewing the Argus P1, I left the pod in the Argus G for three days without using it and checked for evidence of e-liquid in the pod recess and there were still no signs of any seepage.
The airflow slider adjustment worked effortlessly and has a very tight restrictive feel to the slider. Once set in the position you desire, this will NOT move. The inclusion of the small pin hole that’s present even if you fully close the airflow slider is a great addition.
I must say for a pod of this size, this is one of the best airflow controls I’ve come across.
Auto draw worked faultlessly. The only time I found using the fire button more effective was when I used the 1.2 ohm pod with the airflow wide open. A stronger draw was needed to activate the auto draw but this is to be expected.
Both the 0.7 ohm and 1.2 ohm pods are very impressive. Flavor and vapor from them was really good. My freebase nicotine worked very well so can assume Nic Salts will be just as good if not better. The integrated coils far exceed the stated amount of refills.
I’ve just ordered the empty pods and a box of 0.7 ohm ITO replacement coils as I’m eager to see if they compare to the pods that come with the kit. Once I’ve given them a good try, I will update this review with my findings.
Voopoo Argus G Battery Performance
The Voopoo Argus G’s 1000mAh capacity internal battery is a good decent sized capacity for a pod mod of this size and on average was giving me just over a day of vaping on a single charge.
Battery performance is always subjective and depends on the power you vape at, the resistance of the coil/pod you’re using and your vaping style.
A real time battery icon in the top right corner of the OLED display gives a visual indication of the remaining charge left in the battery. A full white bar indicates the battery is fully charged. When the battery icon is completely black (no white showing) the battery will require charging.
During normal vape use, the white bar will slowly reduce as the charge remaining in the battery reduces. When the OLED display finally shows “Low Power”, the Argus G will cut out and you will have to recharge the battery.
Unfortunately the Argus G doesn’t have pass-through so you won’t be able to vape while it’s being charged.
For reference, the vaping time was monitored while using the 0.7 ohm pod with the power wattage set to 16W. The total puff count on a full charge was 512 puffs.
How do I Fill the Argus Pod?
The Voopoo Argus pod is a concealed side fill design. You’ll have to remove the pod from the Argus G battery/body in order to fill with e-liquid.
The fill port is located on one side of the pod casing and is concealed behind a black silicon rubber flap. This flap sits flush with the side of the pod. A small arrow highlights which part of the rubber flap lifts away.
This silicone rubber flap is attached to the pod by a small rubber pin so there’s no chance of it getting lost. It can be twisted sideways when you’re filling to give a little more free room. Because the fill port opening is pretty wide (4.5mm), it’ll accept those larger e-liquid/shortfill bottle tips.
Pull open the flap and insert your e-liquid bottle tip into the opening. Tilt the pod on its side to aid filling and to get the maximum amount of e-liquid into the pod. Once filled, reinsert the silicon rubber flap making sure the fill port is securely reseated.
Reinsert the pod into the Argus G body till it’s held in place by the magnetic catches. As the pod makes contact with the Argus G body, the OLED display will illuminate.
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. I would also recommend setting the wattage low and take a few draws to pull the e-liquid through the coil. Slowly increase the wattage until you reach your desired setting. This will help saturate the wick fully in e-liquid and help prolong the life of the coil/pod.
When and How do I Change the Argus Pod?
Because the two included pods have a fixed non replaceable coil, when the coil starts to degrade after a couple of weeks use, the pod will need to be discarded and a new pod fitted.
An indication of the coil degrading will show by either a loss of flavor and/or a lack of vapor. Continuing beyond this loss of flavor/vapor will finally result in a nasty burnt taste. Equally the coil could break going open or short circuit. Either way, when this happens discard the pod and fit a new one.
Pull the pod away from the Argus G battery/body. Unfortunately if you still have e-liquid in the pod, this will have to be discarded as well.
When fitting a new pod, follow the procedure for How do I Fill the Pod. As you insert the pod into the Argus G body, the OLED display will illuminate to identify the pod has made contact with the Argus G battery/body.
How do I Charge the Voopoo Argus G?
The Argus G has an internal 1000mAh capacity battery and charging is carried out using the USB to Type-C charging cable (supplied in the kit). Simply connect the cable into the Type-C port on the side of the Argus G body and the other end into a suitable USB power source.
This Type-C USB port is specified as 5V/1A so any power source above 1A will charge the Argus G in around 85 minutes.
The OLED display has a real time battery icon in the top right hand corner of the screen. When the Argus G is fully charged this icon will be completely white in color. As you vape the device the battery icon will slowly decrease and the white bar will reduce.
Once the battery reaches its discharged state, the battery icon will be completely black meaning the battery will require recharging. As the battery reaches its low voltage cut-off, the OLED display will indicate “Low Power” and you will no longer be able to vape and will have to recharge.
As you plug the Type-C cable into the charging port, the main OLED display will illuminate and you’ll see the battery icon start to cycle white indicating the battery is being charged. After approximately 10 seconds the main display will change to a single battery status screen which has a battery icon with the percentage charge beside it.
Underneath the cycling battery icon and percentage figure is a time remaining figure in minutes. This screen will remain illuminated during the charging cycle with the real time reading showing the percentage charge increase and the time remaining.
When I first placed the Argus G on charge, the percentage figure showed 1% of charge and 83 minutes time remaining until full charge was achieved.
Once charging is completed, the OLED display will show 100% and the battery icon will be full white and will no longer be cycling. The time remaining value underneath will say “0 Mins”. This display will remain visible while the Type-C charging cable is plugged in.
Remove the charging cable and the OLED display will revert to the main display screen.
Unfortunately the Argus G does NOT have pass-through so you won’t be able to vape while it’s being charged.
While the Argus G is on charge, the body (casing) does feel warm to the touch so I would recommend to ONLY charge the device on a non-flammable surface.
As with any vape device, NEVER leave it unattended whilst charging.
I have to say Voopoo have done an EXCELLENT job with the charging status display. Having the percentage charge and time remaining values visible throughout the charge cycle is a real plus.
Voopoo Argus G Pod Kit Price
The Voopoo Argus G pod kit is retailing around the £20-£25 ($30) price which makes this such a great purchase.
Build quality, functionality and performance are top class. The Racing Green one we received looks stunning. I really like the Argus pods and having the option to use the ITO replaceable coils with the kit is a real bonus for those that prefer just swapping out the coils.
I’ve included a buy link for the Argus G Pod Kit from the Voopoo store below:
Voopoo Argus G Pod Kit Verdict
- Excellent build quality
- Great design and superb looking
- Variable Wattage and Airflow control
- Smart coil detection
- Charging display is brilliant
- Type-C USB charge port
- 2 pods included in the kit
- Pod is clear
- Very good overall performance
- Very good vapor and flavor
- Pod/coil life is really good
- Nice MTL and RDL draw
- Dual activation (Draw and Fire Button)
- Auto draw very responsive
- No pass through vaping while on charge
- Display screen writing is a little small
Voopoo Argus G Pod Kit Summary
Personally I would class the Voopoo Argus G pod kit as their best Argus pod kit to date! I loved using it and found that the variable wattage, smart coil detection, OLED display, variable airflow, dual activation and overall design and finish were all very very impressive.
Coupled with the compatibility and performance of the Argus pods make this such a good kit for any level of vaper. I was so pleased to see that both the 0.7 ohm and 1.2 ohm pods were included in the kit. These pods are great and having the option to buy empty pods and use the ITO replacement coils improve its versatility no end.
Battery life from the 1000mAh battery is very good, lasting a full day or more if you don’t chain vape. What took me by surprise was the battery charging display. Showing the battery percentage and time remaining throughout the duration of the charging cycle is a touch of genius.
All the colors in the Argus G range look impressive and I can say hand on heart the Racing Green one we received for review was a beauty.
Hope you enjoyed this review on the Voopoo Argus G pod kit and found it useful. 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 and let us know how you’re getting on with it.
Hi Richard, I’ve had the Argus G for a few weeks now and it truly is a great device the pods give good flavour and they do last well in the time I’ve had it I’m still using the same pod. Thanks for a very in depth review as always every thing we need to know is well covered. This device fits in nicely with my P 1 and Argus pod kits so very pleased with the devices using the same pods.
Thanks again mate.
Thanks very much for sharing your experience with the Argus G and am glad you’re enjoying using it. The pods do last a long time and continue giving great results. Like you I’ve been using the pods in the Argus P1 and also the Argus Z with no problems.
I’m a big fan of the Argus pods and devices and as you say it’s great they are compatible across several of the Argus devices.
Thanks also for your kind comments about our review, it’s very much appreciated.