Amazon has deep discounts on the Apple Watch Series 8 today

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When it comes to smart watches, the Apple Watch Series 8 is the hands-down favorite of our readers. If you’ve been thinking about buying this 4.7-star-rated fitness tracker, now is the time to head to Amazon — the retailer has marked the Apple Watch 8 (41mm) down to $329, while the larger Apple Watch 8 (45mm) is now $359 ahead of Labor Day. The LTE-connected version is also on sale: You can get the Apple Watch 8 LTE (41mm) for $429, reduced from $499, and the Apple Watch 8 LTE (45 mm) for $459, reduced from $529. That’s a savings of $70, no matter which size or version of the Apple Watch you choose.

Tap the button below to head directly to the deal, or read on to learn why we love the Apple Watch (and why you will too).

$329 and up at Amazon

Do you actually need an Apple Watch?

To be honest, you do. That’s because the Apple Watch Series 8 is so much more than a watch.

Says one Amazon reviewer: “This is probably the most useful watch to own when it comes to health related tracking. It can track everything from your heart rate, exercise, standing time, distance, and sleep.” Apple Watches can control your music, send emails, respond to texts and even answer phone calls. Your Apple Watch can even detect a car accident and call emergency services. It also offers a lot of fitness tracking options, making it a great wearable to take to the gym, HIIT class or even on a hike.

We love that Apple Watches are sturdy, stylish and boast all that style and technology we Apple users have come to know and love.

Note, however, that you’ll need an Apple iPhone to get the most out of your Apple Watch. They’re not fully compatible with Android phones. The Samsung Galaxy Watch 6 (get a $50 Amazon gift card free with purchase) and Google Pixel Watch (on sale for $318) make great smartwatch alternatives for Android owners.

Apple Watch Series 8


Apple Watch Series 8 features advanced health sensors and apps. You can take an ECG, measure heart rate and blood oxygen and track temperature changes for advanced insights into your menstrual cycle. And with Crash Detection, sleep stages tracking and advanced workout metrics, it helps you stay active, healthy, safe and connected. It’s a helpful, stylish accessory for users of all ages who want to monitor their health while staying safe on the go.

The Apple Watch 8 is available in four colors and two sizes (41mm and 45mm). It pairs effortlessly with Apple iPhones, but note that the Apple Watch is largely incompatible with Android smartphones.

Apple Watch 8 (41mm), $329 (reduced from $399)

$329 at Amazon

Apple Watch 8 (45mm), $359 (reduced from $429)

$359 at Amazon

Apple Watch 8 LTE (41mm), $429 (reduced from $499)

$429 at Amazon

Apple Watch 8 LTE (45 mm), $459 (reduced from $529)

$459 at Amazon

Android alternative: Google Pixel Watch


Google Pixel Watches are designed to keep you both fit and connected on the go. The Google Pixel Watch comes in both Wi-Fi and LTE-enabled versions and both are currently on deep discount at Amazon. 

The Wi-Fi Google Pixel Watch keeps you connected to all your incoming communication, but it requires an available Wi-Fi network or a mobile device within close range.

Using Fitbit technology, Google Pixel tracks heart rate, calories burned and activity. It also gives insights into the quality of your sleep (and how you can get more). Though it’s not completely waterproof, Google Pixel Watch is water resistant (up to 50 meters) and sweat proof.

The watch comes in five different face and band options. It’s iconic sleek, round face makes it a stylish accessory you can wear anytime.

$299 at Amazon

The LTE Google Pixel Watch keeps you connected to all your text messages and emails whether or not you’re logged into a wireless network or piggybacking off your mobile device’s wireless network. The LTE model is slightly more expensive.

$349 at Amazon

Android alternative: Samsung Galaxy Watch 6


You need an Apple iPhone to get the most out of your Apple Watch. If you’re an Android phone owner, consider going with the Samsung Galaxy Watch 6. It includes all of the best features and sensors of the 4.6-star-rated Samsung Galaxy Watch 5, with some notable upgrades. It’s compatible with Android devices in a way that the Apple Watch 8 is not.

Key features of the Samsung Galaxy Watch 6:

  • Android compatible
  • Comes in 40mm and 44mm sizes (larger is $30 extra)
  • Rotating bezel controls are back
  • Bezel is now smaller, giving you more screen space (1.3″ and 1.5″)
  • 2 GB RAM, 16GB storage
  • Auto workout tracking can identify running, swimming, rowing and more
  • IP68 rated (water-resistant in up to 5 feet of water for up to 30 minutes)
  • Measures blood oxygen saturation and monitors your heart (ECG functionality)
  • Charge lasts for one to three days, depending on usage

$300 at Amazon

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