Review – UWOO Y1 by

UWOO is a relatively unheard of Heat-Not-Burn manufacturer and that’s a tragedy, because this manufacturer makes amazing devices!

The device we’re reviewing today, UWOO Y1, is the newest one the company has put out. It’s an integrated device that provides users with temperature adjustment, a self-cleaning function, and, get this, over 40 consecutive uses! Our test users got 44 exactly! That is even more than our team’s current favorite device GLO Series 2! It’s rare to find a device so powerful that was not created by a big tobacco company. We’re impressed!

UWOO Y1 comes in 6 colors; white, black, blue, red, gold, and pink.

HeatSticks HEETS, Marlboro for IQOS
Number of Cycles (aka number of HeatSticks before needing to recharge device) Officially 40, but our test users got 44
Charging Time 3 hours
Price $55-$65USD
Durability Good
Life Expectancy 1-1.5 years
Maintenance Great
Colors Black, white, blue, red, gold, and pink

Product Unboxing & First Use


The UWOO Y1 kit includes the device, a manual, a Quality Control card, a warranty card, the USB cable, the cleaning brush, and the cleaning spoon. Once you’ve unboxed the device you can check the charge by clicking the control button once. Most HnB devices come fully charged or close to fully charged, but our UWOO Y1 arrived with less than 25% charge remaining. To charge the device, just connect the USB cable to the USB port and a power source. The LED indicator lights will flash while charging. The lights show the level of charge with 4 lights meaning that there is 75%+ charge remaining, 3 lights means 75%-50% remaining, 2 lights means 50%-25% remaining, and only 1 light lit means that there is 25% or less charge remaining. Charging will take 3 hours.


One thing we really appreciated about this device was that the USB cable has a woven cover on it. We love this feature! I don’t know about you, but my cables always start to break eventually. We’re hoping that the woven cover would stop that.

Once your device is charged, it’s ready to use! The first thing you’ll want to do is set the desired temperature. To do so, press the control button 4 times in rapid succession. There are 4 temperature settings, as indicated by the LED lights. Our test users recommend staying on the highest setting, which correlates to the top LED light, since the highest temperature the device reaches (by our testing) is 180° C.

Now, load your HeatStick then press and hold the control button until the device vibrates and the LED indicator lights will begin turning on, one-by-one, as the device heats. The heating process takes approximately 16 seconds. When the device is at the proper temperature, all the lights will be lit and the device will vibrate again. One cycle with UWOO Y1 will last approximately 5 minutes or 12 puffs. Since this is a multi-use device, you can use it right after finishing a cycle, however the manufacturer does recommend waiting 5 minutes between uses. If ever you need to stop a cycle, just press and hold the control button until the device vibrates and the LED indicator lights turn off.

As we wrote above, you get approximately 44 cycles out of this device before you need to charge it! That’s incredible! This is likely a result of the battery size, which is 3200 mAh. What really blows our minds about this though is how sleek and compact UWOO Y1 looks despite having a pretty powerful battery.

Once you’ve finished all your desired cycles, take the HeatStick out by pushing the cap up and pulling the HeatStick out gently. This will reduce the amount of residue left in the HeatSticks heating chamber, which will help with the cleaning and general health of your device.

Day to Day Use


UWOO recommends that you clean your device after every 10-15 cycles. This isn’t unreasonable since the device is equipped with a self-cleaning feature. It’s such a simple process, just press the control button 7 times in rapid succession. If done correctly, the device will vibrate and the LED indicator lights will flash until the cleaning process is complete, at which point, they’ll turn off. In total, the self-cleaning process takes about 1 minutes, 26 seconds.

You should also manually clean the device. If you stick to the recommended self-cleaning setting you won’t have to manually clean every day. Try for one or twice a week depending on how often you use it. In the kit, you are provided with two tools for manual cleaning; the cleaning brush and the cleaning spoon.

UWOO Y1 has a really great heating chamber/cap design that makes it easy to clean manually. When you remove the cap from the body of the device, which is necessary for proper cleaning, the bottom of the HeatSticks heating chamber will come up with the cap – it’s attached. This means that almost all residue is collected in the cap and can easily be dumped, swept, or scraped out. This also means that the heating blade becomes easily accessible for cleaning.

How To Turn ON/Off Press and hold control button until device vibrates and LED indicator lights start flashing
Temperature Adjustment? Yes - click the control button 4,
times in rapid succession, then click
again to choose your temperature preference
Heating Time? 16 seconds
Indication that the Heating Process has Started Vibration and LED lights will
begin turning on, one by one
Indication that Device is Ready to Use Vibration
Length of Cycle 5 minutes
Indication that Device is Powering Off Vibration 30 seconds before shutoff,
then two vibrations to indicate shutoff
How to Shut Off Device Press and hold control button until device vibrates and LED lights turn off
Number of Cycles (aka number of HeatSticks before needing to recharge device) Officially 40, but our test users got 44
How to Check Battery Status Click control button once
Indicate when Device Needs Cleaning? No
How Often Should You Clean the Device? We recommend self cleaning every day,
and manual cleaning at least once
per week
Self-Cleaning Function Yes - click the control button 7
times in rapid succession
How to Manually Clean Device See section titled 'Day to Day Use'
Troubleshooting See 'UWOO Y1 Manual' button below

Investing in a UWOO Device

UWOO is a subsidiary of Shenzhen Yunxi Technology Co. Ltd. The company was established in 2018 making it one of the newest Heat-Not-Burn manufacturers out there.

UWOO Y1, which was launched in May 2019, was the company’s first HnB device and, wow, what a way to enter the market! Our test users all agreed that they loved this device. The fact that you can go 1.5-2 days before needing to charge is perfect for on-the-go individuals, travelers, students, and anyone who occasionally forgets to charge their device at night (myself included). Moreover, temperature adjustment and self-cleaning are always great functions to have in a device. We’d definitely recommend Y1!

The one complaint we had was that the cap of the device gets VERY hot, especially after several uses. Make sure that you only hold the body of the device to avoid injury.


HeatSticks Overview

The UWOO 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.

UWOO Y1 Manual


UWOO guarantees their devices for one year if there are any technical malfunctions. This warranty does not cover any physical abrasions. If you need to use the warranty contact the manufacturer by emailing


Kit Price $56USD
Diameters 104 x 28 x 23 mm
Weight 73g
Weight with Packaging 211g
Battery Type Li-ion (3200 mAh)
Power Input USB cable
Charging Time 3 hours
Time it Takes for Device to Heat 16 seconds
Maximum Blade Temperature 180 C/ 356 F
Temperature Adjustment Yes
How Many Cycles Before Device Needs Charging Officially 40, but our test users got 44
How Long Does a Cycle Last 5 minutes
HeatSticks HEETS, Marlboro for IQOS
Built-In Cleaning Mechanism Yes
Can Kit Accessories be Purchased Separately No
Colors Available Black, white, blue, red, gold, and pink
Comparable To IQOS 3.0 Multi
In the Kit Device
UWOO Y1 Manual
Quality Control Card
USB Cable
Cleaning Brush
Cleaning Spoon
Manual Languages EN (may vary based on region of purchase)
Warranty Terms 1 year warranty for all technical malfunctions
How Does It Look? Modern and fun (the color is very vibrant)
How Does It Feel? Solid
Easy To Use? Yes
Easy To Clean? Yes
Device UWOO Y1
Release Date May, 2019
Manufacturer Shenzhen Yunxi Technology Co. Ltd.
Location of Manufacturer Shenzhen, China
Year in Business 2018
Manufacturer Website
Impression of Manufacturer's Website Easy to navigate, professional, and transparent
Manufacturer Contact Information for Customer Service Email:
Manufacturer Contact Information for Wholesalers If you mention to the manufacturer that you
contacted them after having read our
Heat180 review of UWOO Y1, you will a receive a discount,
depending on the size of your order
Countries the Manufacturer is Wholesaling to China, Japan, South Korea and other Asian countries mainly
Countries the Manufacturer Would Like to Wholesale to EU countries and the USA
Full Product Line that the Manufacturer Offers UWOO Y1
Where to Buy Online
Shipping and delivery time Varies based on region