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Best Apple Watch deals: The Series 8 is down to $329


The Apple Watch is one of the best smartwatches out there. In general, Samsung, Google, Fitbit and Garmin have products that can compete, but there’s something about the Apple touch that can’t be mimicked. If you have an iPhone, AirPods, or a MacBook, your best option for easy pairing is an Apple Watch. Of course, Apple products come with a premium price. That’s why we’ve picked out the best Apple Watch deals available. There are currently discounts on all the newest models like the Series 8, SE 2 and Ultra, as well as some older models like the Series 7. Check them out below.

Apple Watch SE (1st Gen, 40mm, GPS) — $268, was $298

A person wears an Apple Watch SE displaying its apps.
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The Apple Watch SE (1st Gen) remains a popular choice for anyone dipping their toe into the Apple Watch world without spending a fortune. Still a great choice for most people, the watch allows you to track all your daily activities from walks to runs, HIIT workouts, to tai chi or yoga. You can also monitor your calorie burn and steps taken with a built-in compass and real-time elevation readings that are ideal for hikers. As well as that, there are high and low heart rate notifications, a heads up if your heart rate suddenly becomes irregular, and extensive notifications to save you from grabbing your phone.

Apple Watch SE (2nd Gen, 44mm, GPS) — $249, was $279

The app grid view on the Apple Watch SE 2.
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The Apple Watch SE 2 is simple yet brilliant. It’s 20% faster than the previous Apple Watch SE and is highly capable of tracking all your daily activities as well as any fitness trends. An enhanced workout app proves useful and you get heart rate notifications as needed too. The standout features include fall detection and crash detection which could potentially be a lifesaver for you. It also has sleep stage tracking so you can see how much time you spend in REM, core, and deep sleep, plus its battery lasts two days.

Apple Watch Series 8 (41mm, GPS) — $329, was $399

An Apple Watch Series 8 with the screen turned on.
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The Apple Watch Series 8 is the perfect smartwatch for those that want the latest tech. It’s powerful working out faster than the previous model and providing you with advanced sensors. It can now monitor your temperature providing you with ovulation insight retroactively. There’s also a blood oxygen sensor along with the ability to take an ECG any time you need to. On top of that, it has crash and fall detection as well as an emergency SOS facility in case of a problem. A large, always-on Retina display is bright and vibrant so you can always clearly see what you’re doing. It’s also crack-resistant, IP6X-certified dust resistant, and swimproof too. As before, you get plenty of notification support as well.

Apple Watch Series 7 (45mm, GPS, Cellular) — $410, was $749

Apple Watch Series 7 on wrist.
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The Apple  Watch Series Series 7 price hasn’t dropped much since it came out. That’s because Apple discontinued the watch about a year ago. If you’re a collector, you might as well grab it while it’s on sale. If you’re a casual user, you should probably get the Series 8 instead. In our comparison of the Apple Watch 7 vs. Apple Watch 8, the Series 8 won in every single category except Display, and that was a tie. The Series 7 has all the standard health tracking, like heart rate, sleep and blood oxygen monitors. This model is equipped with GPS and Cellular, meaning you can use all of its features even when your phone isn’t near the watch. It’s a great smartwatch, it just has fewer features than the Series 8 and it’s more expensive.

Apple Watch Ultra (Renewed, 49mm) — $718, was $799

The Apple Watch Ultra and Oceanic+ app in Snorkeling mode.
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The Apple Watch Ultra lives up to its name being an incredibly powerful Apple Watch. It’s bigger than the others with a 49mm always-on Retina display and it’s designed to be highly rugged and capable. Aimed at the active person whether that be an outdoors adventurer, diver, or endurance athlete, it has 100m water resistance, extensive GPS tracking and calculations, along with a useful backtrack feature to help you retrace your steps. A redesigned compass app is great for hikers thanks to its compass waypoints and all-new views and functionality, while the Oceanic+ app assists divers. As with other Apple Watches, it also monitors your heart rate, blood oxygen levels, how many steps you take, and how many calories you burn. There’s also extensive notification support which could be even more useful in a situation where grabbing your phone is difficult. It’s excessive for some people given its advanced feature set and price tag, but if you’re always out and going off the beaten path, it’s a great investment. It’s far more robust than any other Apple Watch out there. This watch has been professionally refurbished. That means it will work like new, but it has been around someone else’s wrist at some point.

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