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At just $349, it’s the lowest price we’ve seen on the Apple Watch Series 8. It’s gone so low before, but it never stays on sale for long. If you’re thinking of upgrading or getting your first Apple Watch, now might be the time to move on.
The 45mm and 41mm sizes are $50 off, and the offer applies to Midnight, Red, and Silver case colors. The starlight case is still at regular price as of this writing. This is the GPS model, with no cellular connectivity, so you’ll need your phone to make calls and texts, but with its built-in capabilities the watch can still track runs, play music and check your heart rate if you leave your phone behind.
The Apple Watch is our current favorite smartwatch overall, as it’s a rugged wearable that balances activity and health tracking with plenty of lifestyle and connectivity features, like keeping up with podcasts or staying on top of your calendar. And of course, if you’re an iPhone user, adding an Apple Watch to the mix is a no-brainer.
when we tested the 8 series when it debuted, we liked the extended battery life, fast charging, and a low-power mode that saved an extra two hours of use after the watch dropped to 20%. New to Series 8 are temperature readings (which can help track ovulation) as well as collision detection. While the look is virtually unchanged from the Series 7, that’s not necessarily a bad thing, particularly if you want that iconic boxy Apple Watch look.
In the end, we named the Apple Watch Series 8 the “new best smartwatch” as our reviewer decided to use it as their primary smartwatch. But like we said, this $50 off offer doesn’t tend to last long, so you might want to grab it now.