Smoking it will smell, the high setting smells worse than the low, I'd say med and hi smell about the same. I carry around two and I barely clean them more than once a week unless I put keef in it. OFF however, they dont smell too bad, they'll obviously smell more with a loaded/cooked oven. We got pulled over in Boston after using one, the cops did not search us,- they're notorious assholes, so if that helps at all. They were pissed too, my friend left a show with his lights off (smooth) and they pulled us right over. Agreed, That is somthing that could easily be your imagination, I am not trying to dismiss your claim but think about it your getting blazed as shit and shaking the pax to check the battery, its not exactly accurate, try trouble shooting it a few times, by that I mean use it under the same conditions and record your results, come back and post them! From there, everyone here can tell you weather or not your pax is normal. I keep saying the battery indicator is wonky, and the pax will vape all the way til flat dead, I get about a half hour of use on both mine once they reach red, I think it indicates the last 30 percent of battery life. Thats fine, only an hour I may be concerned with, but from what you described it seems like you ran it an hour but it was still running. The colors changing is the motion sensor kicking in, the oven was constantly heating and cooling while you were doing this, which will drain your battery much faster, so I'd say based on that your fine! Enjoy the pax! Theres a party mode that deactivates the motion sensor, hold your pax horizontal and rotate a few times like a screw driver, the lights will start blinking like crazy. I'd say not, the indicator is weird, low temps can mess with their readings too... use it a week and then see how it goes, worse case its got ten years, the customer service is insane, in a good way, they will bend over backwards to make sure you are happy and get you a pax that works 100% I was told if it wasnt cleaned they'd just send it back home, so if that worries you, it shouldnt edit- I'd like to raise a point, if my phone has one bar of life left, and I shut it off and restart it, it has 2 bars of battery, sometimes 3. Every phone I have ever owned has done this, EVERY SINGLE CELL PHONE, Its not that the pax is inaccurate, its just a rough estimate ment to be used as a way of knowing weather or not you'll be left out in the cold. Hope this maybe calms some worries. After all the indicator doesnt mean shit if its still vaping right?