Review – JOUZ 20

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The Basics About This Device


JOUZ is one of the newer Heat-Not-Burn manufacturers. The company is turning a mere 1 year old on the 20th of June, 2019, nevertheless since their debut last year JOUZ has impressed industry insiders. JOUZ currently has 4 devices available to purchase: JOUZ 12, JOUZ 20, JOUZ 20 Pro, and JOUZ S. In this review we will be looking at the JOUZ 20.

JOUZ 20 is an integrated device that can be used approximately 20 times consecutively and has a lifespan of approximately 1-2 years. It weighs only 56 grams, but works well and delivers a satisfying experience, due to its unique, internal air channel design. The device’s outer design is equally impressive as JOUZ 20 is sleek and modern while still sturdy and functional. JOUZ 20 is easy to use, as all of the device’s functions are controlled by the start button.

We’ve enjoyed the JOUZ experience and feel that this company has real potential for growth within the HnB community!

HIGHLIGHTS
HeatSticksHEETS, Marlboro for IQOS
Number of Cycles (aka number of HeatSticks before needing to recharge device)Officially 20, but our test users got 22
Charging Time2.5 hours
Price$60USD
DurabilitySolid
Life Expectancy1 year
MaintenanceGood
ColorsBlack and white

Difference Between JOUZ 20 and JOUZ 20 Pro

JOUZ 20 Pro is an updated version of JOUZ 20. JOUZ 20 Pro offers temperature adjustment, Bluetooth connectivity, and has a premium leather exterior. Other than these differences, both devices share the same functions.


Product Unboxing and First Use

When you purchase JOUZ 20 it will arrive in a kit which includes: the device, 2 dust covers, a cleaning device equipped with a hook, 4 cleaning sticks, a Mirco-B USB cable, a manual, and a card detailing how to clean your device. The packaging for JOUZ is quite unique. We tend to find that most HnB manufacturers design their packaging to be similar to what if offered by bigger, brand name companies’. This tends to be sleek and modern looking, opaque white boxes with a picture of the device on the outside. JOUZ has done something different, as, despite the color scheme still resembling IQOS’, the packing is something we have not seen before. It is a clear plastic, rounded box which allows you to look at the device held within. It’s eye catching and also gives you a good opportunity to evaluate the device design, if you are able to visit a JOUZ retail location.

When you first open your kit, it is recommended that you first check the device charge. To do so press and hold the start button and take note of how many LED indicator lights lit up. If one lights up then the device has a charge level of 0-35%. If two light up it’s 36-70%. If three light up 71-100% charge is remaining. The manufacturer recommends using his device only when fully charged and therefore, if all 3 LED indicator light do not turn on, you must first charge the device by pushing down on the USB charging port cover on the bottom of the device and attaching it to the USB cable. JOUZ 20 takes approximately 2 hours, 32 minutes to charge fully.

Once charged, you can begin to use your device. The first step is to insert a HeatStick into the HeatStick heating chamber. Be careful when doing so as JOUZ heating chambers contain heating blades and so should be handled gently. Once inserted, press and hold the start button until the device vibrates and one of the LED lights begins flashing. The device will take approximately 20 seconds to fully heat, at which time the device will vibrate again and all 3 LED lights will turn solid.

JOUZ 20 lasts approximately 5 minutes and 30 seconds, or 14 puffs. This is the main heating period. There is an added bonus to JOUZ, however as after this time has run out, heating will last for another 30 seconds or 2 puffs as indicated by a device vibration and the LED lights flashing white. After this added time the device will power off and you can remove the HeatStick.

If you want to enjoy another cycle, wait for the device to fully power off then press and hold the start button once again until the device vibrates. Officially, JOUZ allows for 20 consecutive cycles, but we found that we got 22 before needing to be charged.

If you ever need to turn off the device in the middle of the cycle, just press and hold until the device vibrates and the LED indicator lights turn off.

Much like the last device we reviewed, AYI TT7, to remove a HeatStick, slide the cap up and then gently pull the HeatStick out. If you do not push the cap up, larger amounts of fallout and other debris could be left within the heating chamber, which, if not cleaned, would then affect the health of your device. And of course, when removing the HeatStick from the heating chamber, try not to wiggle or rotate it.


Testing & Day to Day Use

Our tester users really liked this device. Most reported that they liked the high number of HeatSticks which could be smoked. They found it convenient and easy to use. The design was a big draw for people, most of whom noted that it was sleek and modern looking, lightweight, resistant to scratches and stains, and is discreet.

Our testers always ensure that they clean their HnB devices regularly so that the devices perform well. The JOUZ manual also recommends that. To clean JOUZ 20 first check to ensure that the device is powered off and has had enough time necessary to cool down. Then remove the cap. If using the cleaning device, carefully lower into the HeatStick heating chamber and rotate. When it appears that any remnants of tobacco has loosened, turn the device upside town and gently tap on the side until the debris falls out. You can also use the hook tool, which is attached to the cleaning device, to remove any debris from the cap itself. Insert it into the cap and twist. If using the cleaning sticks, very gently insert it into the HeatSticks heating chamber and wipe away any residue.

JOUZ 20 also has a built-in self-cleaning function for extra convenience. It is recommended that you use this after every 20 cigarettes. One of our test users said that he got into a habit of cleaning the device any time he had to charge it, since that was after approximately 20 cigarettes. To use this feature, press and hold the start button for 6 seconds. When it’s been activated, all 3 LED indicator lights will begin flashing at the same time. Cleaning will take about 30 seconds, at which time the device will automatically power off and the lights will turn off. Much like the cycle itself, you can stop the self-cleaning function by pressing and holding the start button.

HOW TO USE
How To Turn ON/OffPress and hold start button
Temperature Adjustment?No
Heating Time?20 seconds, 23 miliseconds
Indication that the Heating Process has StartedOne LED indicator light will light up and being flashing, the other lights will follow suit
Indication that Device is Ready to UseAll 3 Led indicator lights will be lit solid and the device will vibrate
Length of Cycle5.5 minutes, 30 seconds power down warning, OR 14 puffs plus 2 puff power down warning
Indication that Device is Powering OffDevice will vibrate
How to Shut Off DevicePress and hold start button
Number of Cycles (aka number of HeatSticks before needing to recharge device)22
How to Check Battery StatusPress start button

One solid light - 0-35% charge remaining
Two solid lights - 35%-70% remaining
Three solid lights - 70%-100% remaining
Indicate when Device Needs Cleaning?No
Self Cleaning FunctionPress and hold start button for approximately 6 seconds until all 3 LED indicator lights begin to flash, when flashing stops (approximately 30 seconds later) self-cleaning is complete
How to Manually Clean DeviceSee section titled 'Testing & Day to Day Use'
TroubleshootingSee 'JOUZ 20 Manual' button below

Investing in a JOUZ Device

As we said above, JOUZ is one of the newer HnB manufacturers but that doesn’t hinder it’s status within the industry. Within the span of a year the brand has successfully launched 4 devices in Japan, South Korea, Russia, and China and now has plans to expand to the UK, US, Italy, Ukraine, and Colombia. It’s obvious JOUZ representatives are thinking global. We feel that this a great indicator of a potentially strong brand.

Moreover, JOUZ seems comfortable investing in promotion of and support for their products. The manufacturer is very responsive and appears to be in this for the long haul.

If you want high quality devices at an affordable price, JOUZ may be a brand you’d want to consider.


Fun Facts

  • The JOUZ team includes “designers from Harman Kardon, marketers from LVMH, engineers from Huawei, slaes from Alibaba, [and] experts from leading e-cigarette companies.”
  • In 2018, JOUZ 20 and JOUZ 12 were awarded Best Sellers on Amazon and Rakuten
  • JOUZ wont the 2019 IF Design Award for their HnB devices

HeatSticks Overview

The JOUZ brand does not product their own HeatSticks. Instead, their devices are designed to work with other branded HeatSticks, such as HEETS and Marlboro for IQOS HeatSticks.


Tips and Tricks

Make sure to compare device capabilities before purchasing a JOUZ device, particularly the JOUZ 20 or 20 Pro.

JOUZ 20 and 20 Pro are similar in appearance but have very different functions. 20 Pro includes temperature adjustment, Bluetooth, and a premium leather exterior for added prestige,. JOUZ 20 operates in a similar manner as the 20 Pro, but does not offer these functions. so make sure that you consider your options so that you can purchase the device best fits your needs.


JOUZ 20 Manual


Warranty

The JOUZ 20 kit includes a 1-year warranty for the device and heating blade if broken. If you need to enact the warranty simply contact JOUZ at support@jouz.com. Depending on the condition of the device, it could possibly be replaced with a new device at no extra charge.


Specs

SPECS
Kit Price$60USD
Diameters
Weight56 g
Weight with Packaging
Battery TypeLi-ion (1250m)
Power InputUSB Cable
Charging Time2.5 hours
Time it Takes for Device to Heat
Maximum Blade Temperature
Temperature AdjustmentNo
How Many Cycles Before Device Needs Charging strong>22
How Long Does a Cycle Last5.5 minutes or 14 puffs + 30 seconds or 2 additionall puffs
HeatSticksHEETS, Marlboro for IQOS
Built-In Cleaning MechanismYes
Can Kit Accessories be Purchased SeparatelyYes
Colors AvailableBlack and white
Comparable ToIQOS 3.0 Multi
UNBOXING
In the KitDevice
Dust Cover
USB Cable
Manual
Cleaning Sticks
Cleaning Device
Manual LanguagesEN, JA
Warranty Terms1 year
FIRST IMPRESSION
How Does It Look?Trendy
How Does It Feel?Solid
Easy To Use?Yes
Easy To Clean?Yes
MANUFACTURER OVERVIEW
DeviceJOUZ 20
Release Date2018
ManufacturerJOUZ
Location of ManufacturerChina, Japan, Russia
Year in Business2018
Manufacturer WebsiteHere
Impression of Manufacturer's WebsiteClean, we appreciate that the website is offered in 5 different lanuages; EN, JA, ZHO, RU, KO
Manufacturer Contact Information for Customer ServiceHere
Manufacturer Contact Information for Wholesalersvip.support@jouz.com
Countries the Manufacturer is Wholesaling toJapan, Korea, Russia, China
Countries the Manufacturer Would Like to Wholesale toThe UK, the USA, Germany, Italy, Columbia
Full Product Line that the Manufacturer OffersJOUZ 12, JOUZ 20, and JOUZ 20 Pro
Where to BuyOnline
Where to Buy JOUZ 20 and other JOUZ devices?Here
Shipping and delivery timeVaries based on region


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Reviews

  1. George from the heat180 community

    Great product, I am still using it as my primary device.

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