Whether you’re looking for a smartwatch packed with health tracking features or just one packed with everyday features, Apple (AAPL) Watch Series 8 fits the bill. In fact, just a few weeks ago we called it “best in class”.
and before amazon (AMZN) Prime Early Access Sale Apple Watch Series 8 dropped to an all-time low at just $349.99. It’s for the smaller 41mm and you can also save on the 45mm version which is just $379.99.
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What makes the Apple Watch Series 8 an excellent smartwatch? Well, while it’s not a complete redesign, it continues with a functional modern design and adds some new functionality.
You get a 41mm or 45mm Retina display, which virtually slopes below the edges of the Series 8. And with the new Compass app that allows you to track your route, mark coordinates, and even roll back. And it’s more practical even while hiking on a sunny day, thanks to the brighter screen.
It’s running watchOS 9 which brings new watch faces, some app redesigns, and new exercise metrics. This all ran smoothly in our tests, although it wasn’t a huge jump in performance over the 7 Series.
In terms of health tracking, the Series 8 can track your heart rate and blood oxygen, take an EKG, detect if you’ve had a fall, and boasts a new skin temperature sensor. In the Workout app, you can track just about any activity you might want, too – from dancing to hiking with HIIT, boxing, or running in between.
Apple still promises all-day battery life with the Series 8, and for us, that amounts to almost a full day. It comes with a quick charger in the box as well and we recommend pairing it with an Anker USB-C wall socket.
So whether you’re waiting for the right time to get your Apple Watch or you’re looking to upgrade, this is an excellent time. It’s the lowest price we’ve seen on an Apple Watch Series 8 and ships free for Prime members.
Prices are accurate and items are in stock at time of posting.