Smartwatches are convenient, but they are also very expensive. If you think you don’t have the money to spend for your smartwatch, there are several budget models that may perform all the functions you need. This review describes the SKG V7 smartwatch and sees if it covers both budget and feature requirements.
This is a sponsored article and made possible by SKG. The actual content and opinions are the only views of the author who maintain editorial independence, even when the post is sponsored.
SKG V7 smartwatch setup
Only three items are included to prove that the SKG V7 smartwatch contains what you need.
- Smart watch
- Charging cord
- Quick start guide
Before setting up your smartwatch, you need to charge it to 100%. The charging cord fits into a standard USB-A charging brick and is magnetically attached to the back of the watch.
After it was fully charged, I had a little trouble pairing it with the Veryfit app (available on both iOS and Android).
I’ve started setting up to ask for permission for data such as steps, heart rate, and sleep. A “Get Started” screen appears, asking you to tap the green checkmark on your watch to “complete the binding”. This meant pairing.
On another screen, I was asked to complete pairing on my smartphone.
At this point the screen freezes and I can’t go any further. The phone had to be factory reset to continue.
The clock will generate a QR code that needs to be scanned to continue.
Next I registered my account and then “bind” my SKG V7 smartwatch to my phone.
Select the notification to display on the clock to display the appropriate data, time, and so on.
Using the SKG V7 smartwatch
You can choose from several watch faces for your SKG V7 smartwatch.
You can also select the health data to track (heart, stress, drinking water, walking, menstruation tracking).
Tracking stress was unique to me. Not available on my Apple Watch. During the test, I compared the Apple Watch and SKG V7 Smartwatch side by side.
You can also select “shortcuts” (health data, heart, steps, last activity, weather, music control) to display on the clock screen.
The SKG V7 smartwatch tracks walking, running and other workouts. You can start with the app or the watch itself.
I was able to walk every day except Sunday, continue yoga and track both. One day I lifted the weight and did another Pilates. I was able to track them as well.
This was the beginning of my first walk and SKG was on the right. There was a slight time difference to start the two. I was able to listen to audiobooks while walking, listen to them on my mobile phone, and control them with my watch. Of course, it also works for music and podcasts. You can also receive calls from your watch.
After walking, the data were slightly different. I think the difference was the moment each watch last tracked your heart rate.
The Veryfit app will show you the GPS of your run. I couldn’t do this when I walked, I just ran. He said he was running even though he was really walking.
The health data displayed in the app is displayed not only for exercise events, but also throughout the day, week, and so on.
I do yoga through Apple Fitness +, which requires an Apple Watch and shows better indicators, but SKG still showed the data
On the first day, I charged the SKG while taking a shower, just like the Apple Watch, but I didn’t need to charge it. Battery life is very long. I haven’t recharged it, and it still has more than 20% battery left after almost 5 days, but the manufacturer promises up to 8 days. I’m wearing my Apple Watch while I’m sleeping, so I need to charge it twice a day.
However, I also found that the SKG V7 smartwatch should be kept close to the smartphone while charging. Otherwise, stop real-time updates. You can see that the weather did not update after 5 hours, even though I was clearly taking a shower. I had to reopen the app to sync.
If you are looking for a budget smartwatch to guide you through your fitness routine, the SKG V7 smartwatch will work for you. It provides all the data you need and more, and keeps track of everything you want.
SKG V7 was inadequate in some areas. For one thing, I had a hard time catching up with notifications until I couldn’t rely on them because I was disconnected when I wasn’t near the phone. Also, the guidance was very light and there were many things I had to think about myself.
One of the things I wanted was the integration of some kind of voice assistant. While preparing this article, I found that Alexa was included. But I couldn’t find a way to do that.
If you want to get your own SKG V7 smartwatch, clip your Amazon coupon and get it for just $ 39.99.
Image Credits: Changed by SKG, Laura Tucker. Images of all interior products by Laura Tucker.
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