Review – GLO Pro

(1 customer review)

When we heard GLO was releasing two new devices, GLO Pro and GLO Nano, we were so excited, as GLO’s devices have always impressed us before. But does GLO miss the mark with this one?

Description

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HIGHLIGHTS
Price$48USD
Number of Cycles (aka number of HeatSticks before needing to recharge device)Standard: 27

Boost: 29
Cycle LengthStandard: 4 minutes, 20 seconds

Boost: 3 minutes, 10 seconds
Charging Time1.5 hours
FeaturesTemperature Adjustment
Length of Cycle Adjustment
Heating Time Adjustment
Life Expectancy1 year
WarrantyVaries based on region - can range from 6 months to 2 years
ColorsBlack, champagne, pistachio, aqua

 

WOULD WE RECOMMEND?

When we heard GLO was releasing two new devices, GLO Pro and GLO Nano, we were so excited, as GLO’s devices have always impressed us before. Unfortunately, GLO completely misses the mark with this one.

Although GLO Pro has two unique settings (Standard and Boost) which allow you customize your experience, the device is not impressive. GLO Pro is not as powerful or as well made as previous GLO devices. With GLO Pro you get less than 30 consecutive cycles and the device makes a constant ticking/rattling sound when turned on that is incredibly annoying.

Look it’s not the worst device on the market, for $48USD it’s reasonable enough if you want to try it, but it certainly doesn’t live upto GLO’s standards – stick with GLO Original or GLO Series 2.

FEATURES: Two unique settings that alter temperature and length of cycle.

QUALITY: It’s equally as heavy as other GLO devices and doesn’t feel flimsy, but the ticking/rattling sound makes it seem cheap.

DESIGN: The design is gorgeous! I love the gold accents. It’s nice that the company kept the original device shape. But, honestly, I get the feeling that the design is there to entice people into buying a device that, really, is not that good. It seems a bit like smoke and mirrors.

 

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UNBOXING & HOW TO USE

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In your GLO Pro kit you will find; the device, the manual, a Quick Start Guide, a warranty card, a USB adaptor (note: adaptor style varies based on region of purchase), a USB cable, and a cleaning brush.

As always, we recommend checking to make sure that the device is fully charged before using it. To do so just click the control button once. The 4 LED indicator lights that surround the control button show the remaining charge . If all 4 lights are lit then the device has 100-75% charge remaining, is 3 lights are lit then 74-50% remaining, two lights means 49-25% remaining, 1 light means 24-1% remaining, and if all lights flash then the device is at 0% charge.If you find that your device has anything less than 4 lights lit, we recommend charging fully by connecting the device to a power source via the USB cable.

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Now that the device is charged let’s look at the two unique settings GLO Pro offers. The settings are called Standard and Boost. These settings essentially just control temperature and length of cycle.

In Standard setting the time it takes for your device to heat is 20 seconds. The cycle lasts for 4 minutes and 20 seconds, and the temperature reaches up to 239°C/ 462°F. We recommend this setting for anyone who has lots of time to relax and enjoy their GLO cycle.

In Boost setting the time it takes for your device to heat is reduced to 10 seconds, the cycle time is reduced to 3 minutes, 10 seconds, and the temperature is raised to 262°C/ 504°F. This is the perfect setting for anyone who is under time constraints but still wanting a strong hit.

We did find that the number of cycles you got changed depending on what setting you used, however the difference was minor. With Standard you get 27 consecutive cycles. With Boost you get 29.

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How you choose your desired setting depends on how long you press and hold the control button when turning on the device. If you want the Standard setting you will press and hold the control button for 3 seconds, at which time you will feel the device vibrate once. You can then let go as the device heats. If you want the Boost setting you will not let go after 3 seconds. You will keep pressing and holding the control button for another 2 seconds after the first vibration. You will then feel two more vibrations. Now you can let go as the device heats.

Just like the other GLO devices, the LED lights will begin flashing to let you know that the device is heating. Once the device is fully heated all 4 LED lights will turn solid.

Depending on what setting you choose the LED lights will flash differently. With the Standard setting the lights will flash then turn solid one-by-one. With the Boost setting the lights will rotate, kind of like an internet loading symbol would.

Like we said above, Standard cycles last for 4 minutes and 20 seconds, Boost cycles last for 3 minutes and 10 seconds. Since GLO Pro is multi-use you can use it numerous times consecutively. Be careful though as we found the material got hot to the touch after two uses.

We found that GLO Pro made quite a noticeable ticking/rattling noise during the cycle. At first we were afraid that perhaps our device was broken, but it seems to work fine and nothing rattles inside when shaken. I’m not sure what causes this but it is extremely annoying! If you use your device only in loud public places you probably won’t notice this sound, but as someone who also enjoys a nice quiet use at home I couldn’t stand it. I’ve tested device before that emit low sounds but GLO Pro is by far the most easily heard. Be warned.

To ensure that your device stays healthy, clean it regularly. GLO Pro does not have a self-cleaning feature but don’t worry it’s extremely easy to clean. Jut open the HeatStick heating chamber, put the brush in, and sweep away any grime. You’re going to want to sweep from both ends of the HeatSticks heating chamber to make sure that you don’t miss anything.

HOW TO USE
How To Turn ONStandard: Press and hold control button for 3 seconds

Boost: Press and hold control button for 5 seconds
Temperature Adjustment?Yes - choose either Standard of Boost setting
Heating Time?Standard: 20 seconds

Boost: 10 seconds
Indication that the Heating Process has StartedStandard: Vibration and LED indicator lights turn on one-by-one

Boost: 3 vibrations and LED indicator lights flash in a circle
Indication that Device is Ready to UseVibration and LED indicator lights solid
Length of CycleStandard: 4 minutes, 20 seconds

Boost: 3 minutes, 10 seconds
Indication that Device is Powering OffWarning vibration, 2nd vibration, LED indicator lights turn off
How to Shut Off DevicePress and hold control button
Number of Cycles (aka number of HeatSticks before needing to recharge device)Standard: 27

Boost: 29
How to Check Battery StatusClick control button once

4 lights = more than 75%

3 lights = 75-50%

2 lights = 50-25%

1 light = less than 25%
Locking featureN
Locking feature indicationN/A
Indicate when Device Needs Cleaning?No
How Often Should You Clean the Device?Every 20 HeatSticks
Self-Cleaning FunctionNo
Length of Self-CleaningN/A
How to Manually Clean DeviceOpen both ends of HeatStick heating chamber, insert brush, sweep away grime
TroubleshootingSee 'GLO Pro Manual' button below

 

HEATSTICKS OVERVIEW

GLO has 3 types of HeatSticks; Neo, Kent NeoStik, and Dunhill NeoStik. GLO HeatSticks are specifically designed for GLO products. They look a bit like a traditional cigarette but are much thinner. For more a full listing of NeoStik flavors click here.

Note: With GLO devices the heating occurs around the outside of the HeatStick, therefore, when removed, the wrapper will have quite alot of discoloration. This is normal and nothing to be concerned about.

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GLO PRO MANUAL

 

 

WARRANTY

GLO Pro does come with a warranty card however terms may vary depending on the country of origin. Most warranties last two years, however some can be as short as 6 months. GLO Pro warranties only cover manufacturer defects. Most warranties are transferable to third parties.

 

SPECS
Kit Price$48USD
Diameters83 x 43 x 20mm
Weight96g
Weight with Packaging390g
MaterialUnknown, but manufacturer does say that some components can be recycled
Battery TypeLi-ion 3000mAh
Power InputUSB cable
Charging Time1.5 hours
Time it Takes for Device to HeatStandard: 20 seconds

Boost: 10 seconds
Maximum Blade TemperatureStandard: 239°/ 462°F

Boost: 262°C/ 504°F
Temperature AdjustmentYes
How Many Cycles Before Device Needs ChargingStandard: 27

Boost: 29
How Long Does a Cycle LastStandard: 4 minutes, 20 seconds

Boost: 3 minutes, 10 seconds
HeatSticksNeo, Kent NeoStiks, Dunhill NeoStiks
Built-In Cleaning MechanismNo
Can Kit Accessories be Purchased SeparatelyYes
Colors AvailableBlack, Champagne, Pistachio, Aqua
Comparable ToGLO (Original)
UNBOXING
In the KitDevice
Manual
Quick Start Guide
Warranty
USB Adaptor
USB Cable
Cleaning Brush
Manual LanguagesVaries based on region
Warranty TermsVaries based on region - can range from 6 months to 2 years
FIRST IMPRESSION
How Does It Look?Gorgeous, modern, chic
How Does It Feel?Heavy but solid
Easy To Use?Mostly
Easy To Clean?Yes
MANUFACTURER OVERVIEW
Release Date2019
ManufacturerBritish American Tobacco/Reynolds American
Location of ManufacturerMultinational
Year in Business1902
Manufacturer WebsiteOfficial BAT website or search for your regional GLO website
Impression of Manufacturer's WebsiteGood
Manufacturer Contact Information for Customer ServiceVaries on region

Global Directory: Here
Manufacturer Contact Information for WholesalersVaries on region

Global Directory: Here
Countries the Manufacturer is Wholesaling toN/A
Countries the Manufacturer Would Like to Wholesale toN/A
Full Product Line that the Manufacturer OffersGLO (Original), GLO Series 2 Mini, GLO Series 2, GLO Pro, GLO Nano
Where to Buy GLO Pro and other GLO products?Varies based on region
Shipping and delivery timeVaries based on region

 

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1 review for Review – GLO Pro

  1. George from the heat180 community

    GLO Pro isnt horrible but compared to other GLO devices its just not as good. I was a bit disappointed that this didnt live up to my expectations. The ticking sound is the worst part

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