The PAX 3 vaporizer has been on the market since November 2016 and is yet to be surpassed by any other vaporizer.
Described as “powerful yet discreet” by the brand website, the PAX 3 boasts better heating times, more heating efficiency, more control over temperature, and additional features that are accessible through the accompanying smartphone app.
Succeeding the PAX 2 vaporizer, the PAX 3 maximizes user experience and is unparalleled in factors such as ease of use, customizability, size, efficiency, and flavor.
The pricing is reasonable enough for a product that comes with state-of-the-art features and boasts top of the line technology.
- PAX 3 Vaporizer by Ploom: 2020’s Detailed Review
- Frequently Asked Questions
- What is a PAX 3 used for?
- How is the PAX 3 used?
- How is the PAX 3 charged?
- How long does the PAX 3 take to charge?
- How is concentrate loaded into the PAX 3?
- How is a PAX 3 screen removed?
- How is the PAX 3 switched off?
- What kind of concentrate can be used with the PAX 3?
- How can the PAX 3 mouthpiece be removed?
- How can the PAX 3 screen be replaced?
- What temperature should the PAX 3 be set at?
- How many hits can one get from the PAX 3?
- How does one know when the PAX 3 is done?
- How can the PAX 3 be updated?
- How can the PAX 3 be packed properly?
- How can temperature be changed in PAX 3?
- How often should the PAX 3 be cleaned?
- How can one tell when the PAX 3 battery is fully charged?
- How can one tell if the PAX 3 is real or fake?
- How can the PAX 3 be used with a water pipe?
- How long should the PAX 3 be charged for the first time?
- Which PAX 3 mouthpiece is better?
- How to take your PAX 3 apart?
- What is the PAX 3 compatible with?
- How to use concentrates with the PAX 3?
- How to load flowers into the PAX 3?
- How to switch mouthpieces on the PAX 3?
- How much does the PAX 3smell?
- How can the PAX 3 be kept hot while using a water pipe?
- How can one get the most out of concentrate using the PAX 3?
PAX 3 Vaporizer by Ploom: 2020’s Detailed Review
Coming in a compact 4”x1”x1” package with an oven size of 0.3g, the PAX 3 is small and easily portable with a weight of 93g (3.28 oz), and yet it packs a powerful punch.
It comes with both flat and raised mouthpieces, providing options for the user’s comfort and convenience. Along with the PAX 3, one gets a standard oven lid, a half pack oven lid, a concentrate insert, a USB charger, a maintenance kit, a multi-tool keychain, and three screens.
While identical in size and appearance to the PAX 2 vaporizer, the PAX 3 is available in five gorgeous colors – matte black, matte rose gold, matte silver, matte teal, and matte fuchsia so that the user can choose the appearance that best matches their style and personality.
The PAX 2 vaporizer, in comparison, only comes in a limiting range of charcoal and platinum. The matte appearance in the PAX 3 also proves better aesthetically than the glossy finish of the PAX 2 vaporizer, as it reduces finger marks, scratches, dings, and other forms of damage to the finish.
The small size makes it easy to carry around in pockets, purses, and bags et cetera, providing discretion and comfort. The outer shell is made of anodized aluminum, making the device durable as there is no glass and no moving parts.
The portable nature of the PAX 3 ensures that it can always be within quick reach for usage and enjoyment, and a satisfying smoke session is just seconds away.
The rounded rectangle appearance is what ensures discretion, as it does not look like how one expects a vaporizer to typically look like.
However, there is no compromise on aesthetics – the PAX 3 is small yet sleek, discreet yet gorgeous, innocuous-looking yet powerful, with an extremely easy to use interface thanks to the one-button design.
Next-level Temperature Range
The PAX 3 has a great temperature range, stated to be 360 – 420 Fahrenheit (180 – 215 Celsius), with an average heating time of 20 seconds, which is unprecedented.
In contrast, the PAX 2 vaporizer has almost twice the heating time for the same temperature range. It is superior also because it comes with Bluetooth support, with a range of up to ten feet.
There is also an accompanying smartphone app that can be downloaded for further customization and enhancement of the user experience.
The conduction oven in the PAX 3 heats materials gently and evenly, ensuring that there is as little waste as possible.
It provides maximum flavor with great efficiency in as little time as possible. It is made with industry-leading technology and a powerful oven, while also having an extended battery life.
Five Dynamic Modes™ for Every Type of User
The PAX 3 comes with five Dynamic Modes™ – Standard mode, Stealth mode (lower temperatures and quicker cooling so that exhales are more discreet), Boost mode (limited auto-cooling for longer and more powerful smoking sessions), Flavor mode (low temperatures, but heats up during draws), and Efficiency mode (automatic increase in temperature by one-degree increments over the smoking session).
These modes can be set through the smartphone app, which is available on Google Play in all Android devices. The app also provides specific flavor profiles from user materials and allows the user to control the temperature down to the degree.
A Smartphone App for a Customizable Experience
The smartphone app also allows the user to configure lights and haptic feedback, play games on command, and lock the device. It also features tutorials and has options to order replacement parts directly from the website through the app.
The smartphone app is no longer available on iOS for Apple devices, as Apple has removed all vaping apps from their App Store since November 2019.
However, if it was downloaded before then, it can still be used. The smartphone app remains available on Google Play for Android devices.
Less Charge, More Efficiency
Battery life is another area with the PAX 3 claims superiority. It is highly charge-efficient as compared to its predecessors and competitors on the market, giving up to eight to ten smoke sessions in a single charge, and going for a long time without needing to be charged.
Not only does it provide a high amount of smoking sessions in one charge, but it also comes with a ten-year warranty – which is eight more years than its predecessor.
Charge time is stated to be at least ninety minutes for the 3500 mAH battery, which is shorter charging time for a more powerful battery as compared to its predecessor, the PAX 2 vaporizer.
Ease of Use Like Never Before
The PAX 3 is charged easily by just sliding it over the charger, and then connecting the charger to a computer or wall outlet with a USB cable.
However, this has the drawback that if the charger is lost, the device cannot be charged, as it is not directly compatible with the more widely used and easily available micro USB chargers. Replacement chargers for the PAX 3 can be purchased from the PAX website at a reasonable cost if required.
A Vape that Communicates
The PAX 3 is compatible with both dry herbs and all types of concentrates, according to the user’s preferences. The body has four built-in LED lights in a flower petal arrangement that display features such as heating status, battery life, and temperature settings in an easy-to-read manner.
It also comes with the option to save settings according to user preferences, so that they can be replicated over and over again without needing to be programmed again. The PAX 3 also features haptic feedback – it vibrates when it is ready to use.
All-in-One, One for All
While its predecessor the PAX 2 vaporizer is only compatible with flowers, the PAX 3 can be used for cannabis flowers, dry herbs, and concentrates of all kinds. The accompanying smartphone app features a concentrated guide, for easy comparison and information.
The concentrate insert that comes with the complete PAX 3 kit slots right into the oven, and works just as well as vaporizers that are built only for concentrates as opposed to all in one device like the PAX 3. Temperature settings can be fine-tuned through the smartphone app in increments of one degree.
A Vaping Experience Like No Other
When it comes to vapor, the PAX 3 provides high-quality vapor at all temperatures. There are four settings, and each gives off different vapors – tasty and light at both 360 and 380 Fahrenheit (180 and 193 Celsius respectively), and thicker and more powerful at the 400 and 420 Fahrenheit settings (204 and 215 Celsius respectively).
Users can customize temperature according to the type of vapor they prefer. The smartphone app can also be used to customize session duration according to comfort and preference, as opposed to the predetermined session times offered by predecessors and competitors.
The oven is located on the other end of the device from the mouthpiece. The PAX 3 also features an isolated airpath and a flush mouthpiece, which ensures that by the time the vapor reaches the mouthpiece it is cool and smooth, leading to a satisfying draw.
All materials are medical-grade and safe to vape with, and the heating element is a non-ceramic tuned thin film heater which is bonded to the over, and outside of the path of the vapor.
Cutting-Edge Tech for a Satisfying Experience
PAX 3 also uses smart technology to maximize satisfaction and ease of use. It uses lip sensing technology and so is capable of knowing when the user is vaping and when they are not. This ensures that the material is not wasted, as it is not cooked when the vaporizer is not in use.
The built-in smart technology can also detect when the vaporizer is put down and will drop the temperature within half a minute. Once the vaporizer is picked up, the device increases temperature until it reaches the temperature set by the user.
The PAX 3 also features an auto-timer, which shuts the device off if it is not moved for three minutes. The PAX 3, while extremely comfortable to use, can sometimes heat up if used for too long on the Super High mode.
However, most users will probably have turned it off before it gets to that point, as it takes a lot of usage time for the PAX 3 vaporizer to get that hot.
It is not entirely odorless but produces significantly less smell than its predecessors and competitors, and the smell it does produce dissipates quickly.
The anodized aluminum outer shell makes it durable and resistant to drops, falls, scratches, etc. It can be easily tossed into bags or kept in pockets, without sustaining significant damage to either appearance or functionality.
Cleaning the PAX 3 is also easy to do. There are only three components that require regular cleaning – the oven, the mouthpiece, and the vapor path tube.
The PAX 3 comes with isopropyl alcohol (ISO) and pipe cleaners, which when paired with some q-tips or cotton swabs ensures that cleaning is quick, easy, and efficient.
For getting the best use out of the PAX 3, it is recommended to clean it every ten to fifteen smoke sessions.
The PAX 3 vaporizer is available for an affordable $200 for just the device, and $250 if one wishes to purchase the complete kit.
The complete kit includes two raised mouthpieces; three screens; a concentrate insert; a multi-tool keychain; a half pack oven lid; and a soft pouch.
The mouthpieces, screens, and oven lids are convenient because they are not only compatible with the PAX 3 vaporizer but also with the PAX 2 vaporizer.
For casual users, there are more affordable options available on the market than the PAX 3, which is a premium product best for those who are truly looking to get the most out of it.
It is especially good for users who want an all-in-one experience, but there are other options for those who want material-specific experiences. The PAX 3 is also a safe option for users who do not wish to experiment or trial with too many types or brands of vaporizers.
However, for users who know what they want and who are looking for vaporizers that are powerful, easy to use, and compatible with a wide range of materials (both dry and concentrates), the PAX 3 is well worth the cost.
Taking into consideration the ten year warranty time, the durability, the accompanying smartphone app, and how customizable the PAX 3 vaporizer makes the user experience, it is not a stretch to say that the pricing is reasonable. In the long term, it is more cost-effective than other options.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is a PAX 3 used for?
It is a marijuana vape, used mostly for cannabis vapor inhalation. However, it is also compatible with other dry herbs and concentrates.
How is the PAX 3 used?
This is extremely user-friendly. It is switched on and off using the same button. It comes with two mouthpieces – flat, and raised – which are attachable by magnetic attachments. It comes with five use modes that can be set according to user preference by going into the accompanying smartphone app.
How is the PAX 3 charged?
It is charged by sliding it over the charger, where it docks magnetically. A USB cable connects the charger to a computer or wall outlet, providing it with power.
How long does the PAX 3 take to charge?
It takes an hour and a half (ninety minutes) to charge, and each charge lasts for eight to ten smoking sessions as advertised.
How is concentrate loaded into the PAX 3?
The concentrate can be loaded into the PAX 3 using a concentrate insert, which is available either separately or as part of the complete PAX 3 kit.
How is a PAX 3 screen removed?
The screen can be removed using the metal brush that comes with the PAX 3 vaporizer kit.
How is the PAX 3 switched off?
It can be switched both on and off using the single button on the body of the device.
What kind of concentrate can be used with the PAX 3?
It is compatible with all kinds of concentrate, including wax, oil, and shatter.
How can the PAX 3 mouthpiece be removed?
The mouthpieces that come with the PAX 3 can all be attached and removed easily as they are magnetic.
How can the PAX 3 screen be replaced?
With regular cleaning, PAX 3 screens can be used for a long time, but it is recommended to replace them every few months.
What temperature should the PAX 3 be set at?
It can be set at a temperature range of 360 – 420 Fahrenheit (180 – 215 Celsius), and can be adjusted using the smartphone app.
How many hits can one get from the PAX 3?
The standard oven size has the capacity for around 20 hits. Each battery charge lasts eight to ten smoking sessions.
How does one know when the PAX 3 is done?
It comes with haptic feedback – it vibrates to let the user know it is ready for use.
How can the PAX 3 be updated?
It can be updated through the accompanying smartphone app, which is available on the Google Store in Android devices.
How can the PAX 3 be packed properly?
It can be packed with its individual components in the box it comes in. The complete PAX 3 vaporizer kit also comes with a soft pouch that can be used for storage.
How can temperature be changed in PAX 3?
Temperature can be changed using the four temperature settings that are built-in with the device and can be further customized and fine-tuned using the smartphone app.
How often should the PAX 3 be cleaned?
It is recommended to clean the PAX 3 every ten to fifteen smoke sessions.
How can one tell when the PAX 3 battery is fully charged?
It has four LED lights on the body which display charging information, temperature, battery status, etc. When the vaporizer is charging, the four LED lights pulse white. When the PAX 3 is done charging, the four LED lights stop pulsing and turn solid.
How can one tell if the PAX 3 is real or fake?
Authorized websites and retailers sell only genuine PAX 3 which comes with a ten-year warranty.
How can the PAX 3 be used with a water pipe?
It can be used with a water pipe using an adapter by Delta 3D Studios that can fit the device without a mouthpiece.
How long should the PAX 3 be charged for the first time?
It should be charged for 180 minutes (three hours) for the first charge. Subsequent charges are faster; the PAX 3 vaporizer is completely charged within an hour and a half, or ninety minutes.
Which PAX 3 mouthpiece is better?
It comes with a flat mouthpiece and a raised one, which can be used according to user preference.
How to take your PAX 3 apart?
The PAX website offers a video tutorial that shows how to take apart the PAX 3 so that it can be properly cleaned.
What is the PAX 3 compatible with?
It is compatible with flowers, dry herbs, and concentrates.
How to use concentrates with the PAX 3?
The PAX 3 complete kit comes with a concentrate insert that can be used to load concentrates into the PAX 3 vaporizer.
How to load flowers into the PAX 3?
It comes with a standard oven and a half oven, both of which can be used to load flowers and dry herbs into the PAX 3 vaporizer.
How to switch mouthpieces on the PAX 3?
The mouthpieces accompanying the PAX 3 can be easily removed and switched as they use neodymium magnets for attachment.
How much does the PAX 3smell?
While the PAX 3 offers discretion, it is not entirely odorless. There will be some amount of smell when it is in use, but the odor dissipates quickly. Burning an entire oven in one session produces a small that lasts for about forty to sixty minutes.
How can the PAX 3 be kept hot while using a water pipe?
The PAX 3 temperature settings can be adjusted using the device itself and fine-tuned using the smartphone app.
How can one get the most out of concentrate using the PAX 3?
The PAX 3 offers a complete and satisfying user experience with concentrates with regular maintenance, four built-in and customizable temperature settings, and five usage modes with the smartphone app. It is compatible with all kinds of concentrate, including wax, oil, and shatter.
The PAX 3 vaporizer is the perfect all-in-one vaporizer for users looking for an easy, customizable, efficient, and satisfying experience.
It is suited to both amateur users and experienced users alike and boasts superior battery life, durability, and useful features as compared to its predecessors and competitors on the market.
It is built with durable, medical-grade material, with a strong outer shell available in five colors, and is small, discreet, and easy to carry around and use on the go.
The accompanying smartphone app – available on the Google Store for Android – ensures a customizable experience, allowing users to tailor their use of the device to their exact preferences.
Featuring five vape modes, the app allows users to choose the model best suited to their smoking preference and allows the device to produce smooth, tasty, high quality, and powerful vapors. It is easy to maintain and comes with a ten-year warranty, making it one of the best vaporizers available on the market.
Although not without some cons, they are far too few in comparison to the pros of the PAX 3 vaporizer, and easily outlooked in favor of the numerous high-tech features.
The PAX 3 vaporizer has been described as the iPhone of vaporizers and it truly lives up to the moniker, providing a satisfying, high-tech user experience that is worth every penny spent on it.