My Innokin Sensis, the Find F thingumabob, has finally arrived, and I went from being potentially one of the first people to get my hands on it to being the last person, thanks to UPS, but that’s a tale for another day.
While I was waiting for my Innokin Sensis to arrive, all I could do was play with my Prototype version and watch the hype train as it caught full speed.
Yes the hype train was strong with this one, there is a Facebook group and a huge campaign outside of the group, for weeks this beauty has been everywhere!
Want to know more about ‘Find-F’? Checkout the article: Innokin New Generation Vape Technology – Find “F” To Find the Code!
The last Innokin device I reviewed was the Innokin Endura M18 pod kit and that was amazing. It was a simple device with flawless flavour. That’s obviously got my hopes running high for the Sensis.
That isn’t the only impressive product from Innokin though. Innokin is arguably the biggest player in the vape industry with 36 Invention Patents, 122 Design Patents, 290 Patents for Utility Models and 143 Processing Patents under their belt.
It seems to be no matter that style of vaping you prefer Innokin has something that is worth looking at, however Innokin has branded the Sensis the Next Generation of Vaping with ‘next-gen tech inside‘.
As we have mentioned the Innokin Sensis has a secret mode which has been referred to as “Find-F”, we will talk about that feature, but I’m not really going to discuss how to unlock it, because I don’t want to spoil it for anyone, plus this is a vape review, not a game review.
What Can We Expect From The Innokin Sensis Pod Mod?
The Innokin Sensis is trying to change the game and they’re being very loud about it.
The Sensis mod is packed with new interesting modes and comes with a glass and metal pod.
New modes and features include Coil+, Refresh and a very secretive mode that has till now been referred to as ‘Find-F’.
It has a build in 3,000mAh battery, a screen that you can change the layout of and adjustable airflow.
The kit also comes with a 510 connection and a spare drip tip.
Watch Harley’s Video Review Of the Innokin Sensis
Inside the Box
I’d like to add that Innokin proudly state that the Sensis’ packaging is 100% recyclable
- 1x Sensis Pod Mod
- 1x S-Coil 0.25ohm
- 1x S-Coil 0.65ohm
- 1x 510 Adapter
- 1x MTL Drip tip
- 1x Coil Base
- Spare O-rings
- USB-C Charger Cable
- Quick Start Guide
- Warning Booklet
Innokin Sensis Specs
- Size: 120.35 x 39.51 x 30mm (93.5mm height without pod)
- Tank Capacity: 3.1ml / 2.0ml
- Filling style: bottom fill
- Wattage Range: 6-40W
- Battery: 3,000mAh built in
- Cut off Time: 3 – 18s
- Body Material: Zinc Alloy
- Coils: Sceptre
- Resistance Range: 0.2-3.5ohm
- Voltage Range: 1-7.5V
- Max Output Current: 20A
- Charging: 5V 1.7A Via USB-C
Innokin Sensis Features
- Coil+ mode (Primes coil)
- Refresh Mode
- FO Mode (Find-F)
- Glass Pod
- Adjustable Airflow
- USB-C Charging
- Sceptre S Coils
Design and Build Quality
The Innokin Sensis comes in 5 different colours, I think they all look pretty cool – especially the purple and blue ones!
Ever since the launch of the VooPoo Drag X (and S) there has been a constant rush of brands bringing out pod mods that look very similar.
I am always the first to sigh at the repetitiveness, however, Innokin has put its own Innokin style twist with the design – and that I do approve of.
The Innokin Sensis Mod – Battery Section
The base shape of the Innokin Sensis is pretty much oval, which gives it a nice in hand feel.
The leather patch on the back is padded nicely, and the Zinc Alloy frame gives it a nice sturdy overall feel.
The branding is quite minimalistic with “Innokin” on one side and “Sensis” on the other. T
here is also the Sensis logo embedded into the patch on the back, but that’s super discrete, especially on my black mod.
Innokin Sensis Pod Kit Buttons
Here is the “Innokin Style” I was talking about.
Innokin loves a panel [squeeze] fire button and they haven’t only added one, they’ve redesigned the device with one!
If you haven’t noticed yet, I love this feature.
The panel squeeze button is actually over the screen, on the front of the mod, which makes the front of the Sensis looks super clean and tidy. The button is easy to press irregardless of how you are holding the mod.
The Sensis only has 2 more buttons, which are the ‘+’ and ‘-‘ and located just underneath the screen. They’re joined in the middle, an ample size and easy to press.
None of the buttons rattle.
The Innoking Sensis Screen
The Sensis’ full colour screen is placed on the front of the mod, ‘on’ the button (it’s not actually on the button, it’s technically underneath the button, with a clear section on the button).
I think screen interfaces often get overlooked when people look at devices, but they are important.
Some people want as much information as possible, some want it to be as simple as it needs to be and others don’t care as long as it looks good.
So I think it’s quite clever that Innokin has actually put an option in the settings to change the screen from minimal or pro.
The pro screen has the current firing mode in the top left and the battery indicator in the top right corner.
Above center is the power setting in quite big writing, with some sort of power indicator below that.
Along the bottom is the puff timer, coil resistance, puff counter, and voltage.
The minimal setting, removes all of the information at the bottom, leaving just the puff timer and pulls the above information down a bit, to avoid blank space.
The Innokin Sensis Pod Connection
The pod connection on the Sensis is very much like the one on the VooPoo Drag X (and so many similar devices that followed) – which really isn’t a bad thing in my opinion.
If you have no idea what I’m talking about, prepare to be in awe.
The Innokin Sensis pod is round (like a tank), so therefore it has a round pod connection. With that in mind, I think the connection design is just ingenious.
It consists of a metal disk around the edge of the pod port, for the magnets in the base of the pod to hold onto. Then there is an hole in the center to allow the base of the coil to make contact with the connection port.
This allows the pod to fit in at any rotation and rotate 360degrees when connected. I think this type of connection is durable, secure, easy to use and convenient.
The Innokin Sensis Pod
The Sensis pod is made of a glass dome with a metal base and a metal mouth piece port.
Glass is thought to be a lot better for flavour production when it comes to RDAs and RTAs.
From how I understand the science behind how that works, I’m not sure it applies to this type of atomiser as the vapour isn’t coming it to contact with the glass.
However Innokin claim the glass pod improves the flavour.
They also claim that the glass will not corrode, unlike some of the plastic pods on the market.
All in all I quite like it, it’s ultra-smooth, looks good and has a decent weight to it, thanks to the metal.
Really not a fan of The TPD volume reducer though, it’s ugly and.. well.. it reduces the volume… I’ll have to have a look at getting that out.
I looked into it, and most people have used tweezers and a lot of patience to cut the reducer into small parts and remove it through the fill hole. I’ll update you if I find a better way.
Innokin Sensis Adjustable Airflow
The airflow is similar to what we have seen on new devices over the last year or so, but why fix what’s not broken?
On the back of the device there is a little sliding handle. Towards the front on each side of the device is an air hole.
Sliding the handle to the left closes the airflow holes internally and sliding it to the right opens them back up.
While the airflow is fully open, it is surprisingly loose for a 40w system. It’s not restriction free but it isn’t far off.
Unfortunately for a 40w system it doesn’t provide a very restrictive draw in fact with the slider all the way to the left, you can still manage to pull a very restrictive Direct To Lung Draw.
Innokin Sensis Fill Port
Again quite typically, the Innokin Sensis pod fills up from the bottom, with a rubber/silicon plug.
A lot of people are often reserved about this type of fill hole but honestly a slong as the magnets hold the pod strong into the pod port then, logic dictates that will also help keep it tight.
I haven’t experienced any leaking with this pod at all.
Using The Innokin Sensis Kit
How To Change the Innokin Sensis Coils
Bare in mind removing the coil will allow leakage. Although the pod is designed to minimise leakage when changing the coil, I still recommend doing so when the pod isn’t full.
- Remove the pod from the mod
- Holding the pod upside down, pull to remove the coil
- Insert new coil
- Fill the pod with e-liquid and allow the new coil to soak for 5 minutes
How To Fill the Innokin Sensis With E-liquid
- Remove the pod from the mod
- Holding the pod upside down, lift up the rubber/silicone seal
- Fill the pod through the newly exposed hole
Innokin Sensis Operations
- Turn On/Off = Fire button x3
- Access menu = ‘+’ and ‘-‘ simultaneously
- Navigate Menu = ‘+’/’-‘ and fire to select
- Access ‘Secondary Screen’ = Fire button and + button simultaneously
- Wattage/Voltage Adjustment Lock= Fire button and – button simultaneously
- Adjust Power (W or V) = hold ‘+’ or ‘-‘ until the setting flashes then use ‘+’/’-‘ to adjust.
- Change Mode= Access the menu, choose your mode then choose Wattage or Voltage
- Reset Puff Counter= Access ‘Secondary Screen’ navigate down to and select ‘clear’
Innokin Sensis Modes And Find-F
There are a few modes here that a lot of people will not have used before, so let’s take a closer look at what each mode is supposed to do.
We’ll pretty much skip this mode.
It is vaping in it’s simplest form, you choose your wattage or voltage setting and the device will give you just that.
The Innokin Sensis’ Coil+ mode ‘primes’ the coil at the end of each puff by running for an extra 0.4s after your puff at 40% of your selected power.
Innokin claims by doing so it draws in more liquid and reduces carbon on the coil: ‘Allowing for a more flavor-rich hit‘.
“Refresh is a new feature that allows you to manually refresh the coil between hits to provide better wicking, bringing in flavour to extend the coils life. Like Coil+, Refresh does this by running at 40% of your set wattage, drawing in more liquid.”
This ‘mode’ really surprised me, I was expecting it to be an actual firing mode.
However when you select Refresh you are presented with 2 options ‘Run 1x (Auto)’ and ‘Extended (Hold)’. So not quite sure what to expect, I selected Run 1x Auto, and the device started to fire at 40% of my selected wattage… Woooowh, what?
As a vaper this goes against all of my instincts. Letting your device fire on its own (when triggered), that seems so strange to me. Also this type of system firing without drawing on it? That’s usually a recipe to burn your coil out.
Innokin Sensis – Find-F (F0 Mode)
So here is what you’ve been waiting for.
In the menu there is a locked item that you cannot access without inputting a set sequence of keys (+, – and fire button).
When you figure out what the code is, or when Innokin announce what the code is, the menu then permanently unlocks and you get the F0 Mode.
Innokin say the reason it locked the mode is because it wants you to experience vaping without it before being able to use it. That way you will fully appreciate how great it is.
When you select F0, you can then select the frequency you wish to use (hz), that replaces the volts in the bottom right of the home screen, and you can now set your wattage like normal.
Innokin say F0 is powered by Alternating Current Mode:
It produces a waveform output at the selected frequency. F0 creates and harness a new form of thermodynamic heating for vaping devices which is the first of its kind. F0 extends coil longevity, and you will enjoy more flavors over time.
The best F0 frequency depends on your coil and the e-liquid used. Explore the F0 function and find the best frequency for your vape.
How Does The Innokin Sensis Perform?
With so many different modes we’re in danger of this section being endless.
There are so many settings to talk about, so I’m going to review the coils on ‘normal’ wattage power setting, go through the powers like usual and then we’ll take a look at the modes and see what they actually do.
Innokin Sceptre S Coil 0.25ohm
This coil came preinstalled in the device so it’s the first coil I used.
It has a recommended wattage of 25-35W.
I went through all the settings but other than the odd drag it was fairly flavourless.
Luckily Innokin had sent over a full pack of each coil, so I gave it the benefit of doubt. I took out the coil, emptied the liquid and started again with a fresh coil with some Got Salts Peachy Promise (Peach and Passion Fruit, 50/50, Nic Salt).
Phew! It does actually perform much better with the 50/50 liquids. Lets start way down at 20W.
I actually quite like this coil at 20W MTL with the airflow fully open, it proves a nice smooth drag with ample flavour.
Using it DTL or turning the airflow down, takes away the flavour or the smoothness. However I still think the best result is with the airflow fully open and using it MTL.
25W is the minimum wattage and here the flavour starts to come through for DTL, and creates a nice small cloud.
At 30W DTL with the airflow fully open the flavour really starts to hit the back of the throat, it’s not flooding the mouth, but it is decent for a 30W DTL draw with a small but thick cloud.
Turning the airflow half way down does improve the amount of flavour, but I think it also makes it taste alittle bit burnt, it does however create nice MTL flavour.
Up to the top, 35W the flavour is pretty good. Again it doesn’t flood the mouth but it’s pretty impressive for just 35W. It creates a medium sized cloud.
When you remember you’re only using 35W it is really impressive.
Innokin Sceptre S Coil 0.65ohm
This coil is recommended at 9-12W and I know it wouldn’t do to good with High VG so I went straight onto the Got Salt Peachy Promise (50vg/50pg, nic salt).
I was going to start off at 7W, but other than a very fine amount of vapour, nothing happens…so let’s go straight upto the minimum recommend.
At 9W, there is a very fine hint of flavour with the airflow open, but that is a lot of airflow for such a small power setting. With the airflow fully turned down it’s almost as there isn’t enough airflow to get around the coil and pull the flavour.
So open it up a very fine amount, like 1/5th the away (if that). Now it pulls through a prominent and sweet flavour at the back of the thought, but I doesn’t last very long.
With the airflow in the same position, I bumped it upto 12W and we hit the spot.
We now get an awesome MTL flavour that almost floods the mouth, it’s sublime. Opening the airflow more just seems to lessen the flavour, while turning it fully off seems to suffocate the coil again.
Innokin Sensis – Coil Bases
If you’ve read a few of my reviews in the past, you will know removable ‘coil bases‘ really… really annoy me.
Although I acknowledge they have their benefits, they are super inconvenient, fiddly and easy to use.
Unfortunately for me, these coils do use the removable bases. So make sure you remember to take them off your coils before disposing of your coils.
Does the Coil+ Mode Improve the Experience?
For each coil I went through pretty much the same procedure as I did above.
I have to say it does make a difference and enhance the flavour, especially with the MTL.
Some times it is a little bit of an improvement and other times it is a fairly big improvement.
You could argue that it’s just some sort of placebo effect but I have to tell you, if it is, it’s very convincing!
I also think that for the mode to be impactful you need to take at least 2-3 puffs before you start gaining the full effect.
Do You Need To Refresh?
I’m a bit confused by this feature.
It seems a bit like the Coil+ mode, except that you do it manually, rather than the mod doing it automatically after every puff.
So when are you supposed to do it? How often? Can you do it too often?
So like a true millennial, I took to the Web and Innokin say..
You can choose to use Refresh whenever you want.
If you think your flavor is starting to drop, go to the menu and select Refresh.
Hmm, I can’t say this is a feature I have used a lot, I didn’t really get to a point where I thought the flavour was starting to drop.
But the theory behind it is the same as the Coil+, and that seems to work well, so I’m going to go out on a limb and say it works.
Obviously I did test it, and it does seem to give it a little flavour boost. But as I said, I didn’t really get the opportunity to use it properly because I didn’t experience a notable flavour drop.
Innokin Sensis – What The F0?
Sorry, I couldn’t help but do some sort of pun there.
So I’m sure this section is the section a lot of you are looking for.
Other than what I have already said I have no idea how this works, I’m not that electronically minded.
So the first thing I did was sent Innokin description over to my electrician dad and he approved by saying it does make a lot of sense in regards to electrics.
Awesome, So in the real world how does it perform?
First of all I noticed a VERY quiet high frequency hum. Now depending on your age, and hearing ability you might not be able to hear it and it is very quiet, you can’t really hear it over the TV.
F FS Harley – does it perform?!
Quite well, there you go, there is your answer.
The best F0 frequency depends on your coil and the e-liquid used.
Explore the F0 function and find the best frequency for your vape.
…and that’s very true, for example 25Hz is much better for flavour with the 0.65ohm coil than 416Hz.
Depending on the frequency you choose, it often feel like the vapour is vibrating/pulsing into your mouth, it’s rather strange.
In regards to the actual performance it feels a bit like a ‘hard‘ setting that we quite often find on vapes. (Although a ‘hard’ setting would suggest ramp-up style).
I almost forgot, apparently Innokin suggest the higher the wattage you are using the higher the hertz you should use, (MTL is recommended at 50-100hz).
Innokin Sensis – Battery and Charging
The Innokin Sensis doesn’t have a battery percentage indicator which I don’t like.
However as the battery bar goes down it changes colour depending on the batteries level.
- Green = Above 50%
- Yellow = 20% – 50%
- Red = Below 20%
Additionally, if you access the ‘Secondary Screen’ it tells you the batteries current voltage.
The Sensis has a 3,000mAh battery which I think is decent – though I personally prefer external batteries.
Innokin justifies the internal battery by stating:
We can control the quality of the battery by making it internal.
There are also more safety features installed with an internal battery.
Safety has always been and will continue to be one of our top priorities.
The battery life between charges will massively depend on how you are using the device.
For example if you are using the Coil+ mode you will be using a little extra power after every puff.
But in it’s basic form, for a 40w mod 3,000mAh is plenty. It lasted me all day everyday when using it at 35W.
If you’re using it at 12w there is no reason it shouldn’t last 2 days.
In regards to charging it usually took 1.5 – 2 hours to charge, which might sound like a lot, but I don’t think it’s necessarily a negative thing, especially when the battery can last so long.
Innokin Sensis 510 Adapter
My first question with 510 adapter is always: can it hold a tank?
Well the Sensis does a fairly good job, obviously because it’s magnetic, it isn’t fool proof. It depends what tank you are using and how heavy it is when it is full of e-liquid.
With the HellVape Dead Rabbit RDA (which most people will use well above 40W) it holds quite well.
You can turn it upside down and shake it lightly without the adapter falling out. In fact I had to shake/jolt it, intent-fully before it fell off.
So if you’re using a small, light tank it should be ace.
If you haven’t got a tank to hand, do NOT put the adapter in the connection port or you will have a job getting it back out.
Tip: all the mods features (F0, Coil+, Refresh) worth with an appropriate tank connected with the 510 connector.
Does the Innokin Sensis Leak?
I can honestly say it hasn’t has an issue with leaking.
OK, I have seen spots of moisture on the metal disk, but as far as actual notable leakage, I haven’t had a problem with it.
- Decent Battery
- Good Innovative Features
- 510 Adapter Available
- Easy To use
- Open Airflow
- Good Pod Connection
- Glass and metal pod
- No External Battery Option
- Not Super Restrictive MTL
- 40W Max output – Still good for MTL and low power DTL vaping
Final Review Verdict
I wasn’t sure what to expect to be honest.
Quite often companies make big promises and we don’t get a great deal from it, however this time I don’t feel let down, it’s genuinely innovative technology and it is good.
The biggest thing I am disappointed about is the airflow.
Don’t get me wrong, I love free open airflow but this is a 40W (AIO) pod mod, so the fact it’s not capable of providing a good tight draw is really disappointing.
Find-F… is F for Frustration? Because I found Frustration. I’m joking it’s all good fun.
If you don’t want to partake in the fun, simply just wait for Innokin to announce the retail code before you buy one.
Let’s be real the Find-F isn’t anything more than a gimmick and a bit of fun to power the hype train, it has no actual effect on the device, although the F0 feature obvious does…. I appreciate their effort.
Forgetting all the hype and hysteria and focusing on just the device for what it does, which is what i have tried to do throught the review.
It is a decent device.
A similar style to so many on the market right now, but atleast innokin have put their twist on to it.
Who is it for? MTL all the way, As a Direct To Lunger, it is very limited to what it can do for you, but as a MTL that doesn’t need a super restrictive draw, it’s a pretty damn good device.
I wish the coils we’re a little bit bigger – the reason the 0.65ohm coil couldn’t hanndle the thin high vg juice was because the coil are so small!
So…have you found F?
Are you using the Innokin Sensis pod kit?
Let us know your thoughts and experiences in the comments below!