Don't wait! Get an Apple Watch Series 8 for $279 for Prime Day

Apple Watch Series 8 with a Tom's Guide deal tag
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The Apple Watch Series 8 is one of the best smartwatches on the market, packed with all the health-tracking, connectivity and safety features you could possibly need. And thanks to Prime Day deals, you can get it for its lowest price yet.

Until Prime Day ends, you can get the Apple Watch 8 (GPS/41mm) on sale for $279 at Amazon. That's one of the lowest prices we've seen for this model and one of the best Apple Watch deals of the season. The current-gen Apple Watch SE has also hit an all-time low of $199. These are much bigger discounts than we usually see for Apple Watch devices. 

Apple Watch Series 8 (41mm/GPS): was $399 now $279 @ Amazon

Apple Watch Series 8 (41mm/GPS): was $399 now $279 @ Amazon
The Apple Watch Series 8 features a new skin temperature sensor for sleep and cycle tracking. It also sports new advanced safety features like Crash Detection, which leverages the wearable's improved motion sensors for instant help when you might need it most. In our Apple Watch 8 review, we called it the best smartwatch hands down.

Apple Watch SE 2022 (GPS/40mm): was $249 now $199 @ Amazon

Apple Watch SE 2022 (GPS/40mm): was $249 now $199 @ Amazon
The new Apple Watch SE sports a modern processor (S8), Crash Detection capability and watchOS 9. You can pick one up for $219 this Prime Day, a much lower price with $30 off. In our Apple Watch SE 2022 review, we called it the best Apple Watch value you'll find. 

My Apple Watch 8 review shows why it's a top pick. What's new between the Apple Watch Series 8 vs. Series 7 is the skin temperature sensor, which can track your cycle and sleep patterns. What's more, the Apple Watch 8 has a new crash detection feature, which can sense when you've been in a car crash, and a low-power mode to extend your wearable's battery life to as much as 36 hours. 

If you're currently rocking an older Apple Watch, it’s worth upgrading to the Apple Watch 8 for its bright and expanded edge-to-edge display, which is easy to see even in direct sunlight. The screen is optimized for features like Always-On Display, the new watchOS 9 faces and a QWERTY keyboard for quickly firing off messages. 

That said, if the Apple Watch SE (2022) can't be beat in terms of value. As you'll see in my Apple Watch SE (2022) review, it supports a huge library of third-party apps, works as a solid workout tracker and uses the same S8 chipset. 

Apple's latest entry-level wearable offers the perfect combination of affordability and useful features. Of course, with the cheaper price tag you lose out on some functionality like the ECG and Blood Oxygen monitoring, but overall, it's a well-rounded pick for first-time smartwatch buyers. 

Time is running out, so check out our Prime Day Apple Watch deals coverage for the best sales on the Apple Watch that you can still get. 

Kate Kozuch

Kate Kozuch is the managing editor of social and video at Tom’s Guide. She covers smartwatches, TVs and audio devices, too. Kate appears on Fox News to talk tech trends and runs the Tom's Guide TikTok account, which you should be following. When she’s not filming tech videos, you can find her taking up a new sport, mastering the NYT Crossword or channeling her inner celebrity chef. 

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