SKG V7 Smartwatch Review

A budget smartphone with some extras.

Skg V7 Smartwatch Review Featured

Pros

  • Unexpected extras
  • Extremely long battery life
  • Music control
  • Alexa

Cons

  • Insufficient information in manual
  • Disconnects when on a different floor

Our Rating

7 / 10

Smartwatches can be helpful yet also really expensive. If you think you don’t have the funds to put out for a smartwatch, there are some budget models that may do all the necessary functions. This review covers the SKG V7 Smartwatch to see if it covers both of those metrics: budget and necessary functions.

This is a sponsored article and was made possible by SKG. The actual contents and opinions are the sole views of the author who maintains editorial independence, even when a post is sponsored.

Setting Up the SKG V7 Smartwatch

To prove that the SKG V7 Smartwatch includes what’s necessary, it ships with only three items:

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  • Smartwatch
  • Charging cord
  • Quick start guide
Skg V7 Smartwatch Review Charging Cord

Before setting up the smartwatch, you need to charge it to 100%. The charging cord fits into a standard USB-A charging brick and magnetically attaches to the back of the watch.

Skg V7 Smartwatch Review Back

I had a little difficulty pairing it with the Veryfit app (available for both iOS and Android) once it was fully charged.

Skg V7 Smartwatch Review Welcome

It started setting up, asking me to give permission to data, such as steps, heart rate, and sleep. A screen popped up asking to “Start to Use” It also asked me to tap a green checkmark on the watch to “Complete the binding.” This meant pairing.

Skg V7 Smartwatch Review Binding

Another screen asked me to complete pairing on my smartphone.

Skg V7 Smartwatch Review Pairing

My screen froze at this point and wouldn’t go further. I had to factory reset the phone to proceed.

The watch produces a QR code that you have to scan to proceed.

Skg V7 Smartwatch Review Bound Successfully

Next up was registering my account, then the “binding” of the SKG V7 Smartwatch to my phone.

Skg V7 Smartwatch Review Notifications

After choosing which notifications to get on the watch, it will show the right data, time, etc.

Skg V7 Smartwatch Review Paired Data

Using the SKG V7 Smartwatch

The SKG V7 Smartwatch has several watch faces to choose from.

Skg V7 Smartwatch Review Watch Faces

You’re also able to choose which health data to track: heart, stress, drink water, walking, and period tracking.

Skg V7 Smartwatch Review Health Data

Tracking stress was something unique to me. It’s not offered on my Apple Watch. I wore my Apple Watch and the SKG V7 Smartwatch side by side during my testing to compare.

Skg V7 Smartwatch Review Shortcuts

You can also choose which “Shortcuts” to show on your watch screen: health data, heart, steps, last activity, weather, and music control.

Skg V7 Smartwatch Review Bpm

The SKG V7 Smartwatch will track your walking, running, and other workouts. You can begin from the app or the watch itself.

Skg V7 Smartwatch Review Start Tracking

I walk every day but Sunday and follow with some yoga, and I was able to track both. I also lifted weights one day and did Pilates another. I was able to track those as well.

Skg V7 Smartwatch Review Walking

This was at the beginning of my first walk, with the SKG on the right. There was just a little time difference in starting the two. I listened to an audiobook as I walked and could do so through my phone and control it through the watch, and it would work for music or podcasts too, obviously. You can also receive your calls through the watch.

Skg V7 Smartwatch Review After Walk

After my walk, the data differed slightly, and I assume the difference was the moments when each watch tracked my heart rate last.

Skg V7 Smartwatch Review Gps

The Veryfit app will show the GPS of your run. It wasn’t able to do this when walking – only running. I had told the watch I was running even though I was really walking.

Skg V7 Smartwatch Review First Data

The health data shown on the app is throughout the day, week, etc., and not just your exercise event.

Skg V7 Smartwatch Review Week

I do yoga through Apple Fitness+, which requires an Apple Watch, showing some better metrics, But still, the SKG showed the data

Skg V7 Smartwatch Review Yoga

On the first day with it, I charged the SKG while I showered, just as I do the Apple Watch, but I didn’t need to. It has an extremely long battery life. I haven’t charged it again, and it still has more than 20% battery left, after almost five days, though the manufacturer promises up to eight days. I wear my Apple Watch while sleeping, so I have to charge it twice daily.

Skg V7 Smartwatch Review Weather

However, I also discovered the SKG V7 Smartwatch has to remain close to your phone while charging; otherwise, it will stop real-time updates. You can see that the weather hadn’t updated in five hours, even though I was obviously done showering. I just had to open the app again to get it to sync.

Final Thoughts

If you’re looking for a budget smartwatch to guide you through your fitness routine, the SKG V7 Smartwatch will do you well. It will provide all the necessary data and more and track everything you would want it to.

Skg V7 Smartwatch Review Flat

The SKG V7 did fall short in a few areas. For one, it had a difficult time keeping up with my notifications to the point I couldn’t depend on it since it would disconnect if I wasn’t near my phone. Additionally, it was very light on instruction, and there were many things I just had to figure out on my own.

One thing I wished it had was some type of voice assistant integration. It was only as I was preparing this write-up that I discovered it has Alexa; though, I could not find how to make that happen.

If you would like to get your own SKG V7 Smartwatch, clip the Amazon coupon to get it for just $39.99.

Image credit: SKG, modified by Laura Tucker. All interior product images by Laura Tucker.

Laura Tucker
Laura Tucker

Laura has spent nearly 20 years writing news, reviews, and op-eds, with more than 10 of those years as an editor as well. She has exclusively used Apple products for the past three decades. In addition to writing and editing at MTE, she also runs the site's sponsored review program.

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