Apple Watch Series 8 Deals: Put One on Your Wrist for as Little as $299
The Apple Watch Series 9 might be here but the Series 8 is still a great watch, and now it's available at a discount.
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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.
Amazon is offering some solid straightforward discounts on select Series 8 configurations right now. You can save $100 on the midnight color variant of the base 41mm GPS-only model, which drops it down to just $299. If you want the larger 45mm model, you can grab the Starlight version for $329 which saves you $100 off the usual price.
Cellular-equipped models start at $379, which saves you $120. Or you can upgrade to the 45mm cellular model for $429, which is $100 off the usual price. Just note that prices jump around quite a bit between different colors and configurations. With the Series 8 on its way out, this might be one of the last chances you have to score such a steep discount.
Like Amazon, Walmart is offering some savings on the Series 8 right now, but the discounts jump around quite a bit between the different configurations. You can save $50 on nearly all variants of the 41mm GPS-only model, which drops the price to $364. Or you can grab the 45mm model for $394, which saves you $75.
Prices for the Apple Watch Series 8 start at just $320 at Best Buy, which scores you the 41mm GPS-only model for $79 off. Or you can upgrade to the 45mm model for $344, which is $85 off the usual price. If you want a cellular-equipped model, you can save up to $100 on the 41mm model, dropping the price to $400, or grab the 45mm model for $105 off, cutting it down to $424.
With the release of the Apple Watch Series 9, the Series 8 is no longer available brand-new at Apple. However, there is one way to save on the device direct from the manufacturer: Apple's own refurb store has several certified refurbished Apple Watch Series 8 models available to buy right now, with prices starting at $319 for 45mm GPS-only models. There are no 41mm models available currently.