The Apple Watch Series 8 isn’t a huge upgrade over the Series 7, but it’s still the best smartwatch around. And today it’s cheaper than ever: Amazon is selling the 41mm for $329 in midnight and red and the 45mm Apple Watch Series 8 for $359 in red, a savings of $70 and the best price we’ve ever seen.
Additionally, the Apple Watch SE is discounted to $219 (40mm) and $249 (44mm), a savings of $30. Finally, the Apple Watch Ultra is on sale for $730 after a $50 automatic discount at checkout. All of these prices are the lowest we’ve seen in 2023.
The Apple Watch Series has the same design and screen sizes as the Series 7 but brings a new temperature sensor for fertility tracking and onboard Crash Detection. It has a 41mm or 45mm display with ECG and blood-oxygen sensors, 18-hour battery life, IP6X-certified dust, and WR50 water resistance, and an excellent always-on display.
The Apple Watch SE is Apple’s cheapest watch with an older design and lacks several features and sensors, including ECG and an always-on display, but is a fantastic entry-level watch. The Apple Watch Ultra is at the opposite end of the spectrum, with numerous exclusive high-end fitness features, built-in cellular connectivity, extreme water resistance for diving, and a large 49mm display.
In our review of the Apple Watch Series 8, we called it “the smartwatch to beat.” And at this price, it simply can’t be beaten.
Update 3/13: Added additional models to the sale.