While it’s true that the Apple Watch Series 8 is no longer the latest and greatest model, it’s still a great option for a whole lot of people. The Apple Watch Series 9 isn’t all that different, and with the outgoing Series 8 now available with a discount it’s a better buy than ever before. And it remains one of the best smartwatches you can buy, especially when available as part of a deal.
The 2022 Apple Watch has all of the essential features covered including like workout and sleep tracking, heart-rate monitoring, on-wrist notifications and an always-on display. It was the first Apple Watch to come with a temperature sensor, which can be used for ovulation tracking, plus it has neat features like car-crash detection so that emergency services and contacts can be notified in the event of an accident. And though it’s not as rugged as the Apple Watch Ultra or Apple Watch Ultra 2, the Series 8 is still crack-resistant, IP6X-rated dust-resistant and swim-proof with WR50 water resistance.
The Apple Watch Series 8 retails at $399 for the GPS-only model, with the GPS and cellular version going for $499 and up. With the new Series 9 now available, the Series 8 is officially discontinued by Apple but that means you can snap up a solid deal on one while supplies last at third-party retailers.
And if the Series 8 is not for you, be sure to peruse our list of the best Apple Watch deals for discounts across all models.