Has anyone heard anything about any possible new updates in either the mod’s firmware or its "software suite"? Should we expect anything more or "that was it", hurrays and all that?
Personally I believe Smoant should be ashamed for the piece of software they released, since it’s much, much less than what we expected. And it’s ultra-bad interface design, since you’re forced to use a piece of software on your PC to access two functions on your mod that are accessible directly from the mod on competitive products like the Drag or the Revenger.
I get how tweaking the battery cutoff, that many people would like, can be considered a big no due to Smoant’s policy and their beliefs about safety. I fully respect them for that. But damn, I don’t expect designing logos and stuff from a software suite, but it would be nice if we could change TCR and TFR values directly from it for each material.
Plus, the whole "power curves" thing misses the point by sticking only with set Wattages. The whole idea behind Power Curves, as a feature, is that they’re not just "an advanced kind of preheat", but also a "vaping profile". You might like your vape very hot for 1 second and then mild for 3 seconds. You might like a wavy vape. This is your "vaping profile", and you’d like to use it on all of your atomizers. By using specific Wattages instead of Percentages of the user-set wattage for the Power Curves, the user has to recreate the curve with different values for each one of his atomizers. And if he uses to swap atomizers through the day, he either has to change those values again – we should remember, through software on a PC – or forget about the feature altogether.
Anyways, I might be bitching about it but that’s because the Charon is, really, honestly, one of the best mods out there at its price range. I’m grumpy about it not only because Smoant overpromised before (and during, and after) its release (we waited for the "software suite" around four months), but more because it… it feels wrong. It feels wrong for a mod as good as the Charon to have such restricted functionality. Especially when much is made about the underlying tech and how fucking awesome its main chip is. It’s like untapped potential, artificially handicapped "just because". It’s wrong.
So… er… Any news on anything on the software front about it? Any other, unofficial tries at it? Anything?