The lowest Apple Watch Series 8 prices in December 2023

A product shot of various Apple Series 8 watches on a light background with a white border
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Apple Watch Series 8 deals are becoming super common now that this current model is approaching a year old, and there's no better time to be searching for Apple Watch Series 8 bargains. The Series 8 makes a great (not to mention much cheaper) alternative to the super rugged Ultra offering, and is great for tracking your health.

The Apple Watch Series 8 was released last September, at the same time as the Apple Watch Ultra. Whilst the Ultra is priced at $799/£849, the Apple Watch Series 8 has a starting price of around $399/£419 that rises based on cellular compatibility and colour. 

Here you'll find the best Apple Watch Series 8 prices with live widgets that will show you the best prices, wherever you're based, as and when they pop up. For more information about the Apple Watch Series 8, see our detailed hands-on review of this fantastic smartwatch.

The best Apple Watch Series 8 price

A side shot of the undercarriage of the new Apple Watch Series 8.

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Apple Watch Series 8

The best (affordable) Apple Watch available right now.

Size: 41mm & 45mm | Chip : S8 SiP with 64-bit dual-core processor | Always on screen: Yes | ECG and blood oxygen: Yes

Same retail cost as the Apple Watch 7
New skin temperature sensor
Updated crash detection
Low power mode = 36 hours use
The 7 is a good alternative 

The past few years were not great for deal seekers on the then recently released Apple Watch 7, as stock issues meant that the price didn't much budge during the following months, and if there were any deals, they disappeared quickly. We're hoping for better when it comes to the Apple Watch Series 8 price. 

First of all, it's priced at the same original retail price as the 7, though it comes with better features (see above). And (fingers crossed), if it doesn't suffer the same stock supply issues that the previous iteration did, and judging by recent retail events like Black Friday we've seen some good Apple Watch 8 price reductions popping up.

But we still think that the current retail price of the watch is decent – especially when you consider the slightly crazy asking price for the Apple Watch Ultra. That's going for $799/£849, and even though it is the latest and greatest Apple Watch, that's an eye-watering asking price. The Apple Watch Series 8 price of $399/£419 on the other hand is positively cheap in comparison. 

When was the Apple Watch 8 released?

The Apple Watch Series 8 was released on 23 September 2022, alongside the new Apple Watch SE and the Apple Watch Ultra. It was priced the same as the original asking price of the Apple Watch Series 7 – $399/£419, though it has several new features. 

Apple Watch 7 vs Apple Watch 8: What's the difference?

The Apple Watch Series 8 is priced the same as the Apple Watch Series 7 was on release – $399/£419. But there are a few differences between the two. Chief amongst them is that the Apple Watch Series 8 comes with skin temperature sensors and crash detection. Perhaps equally as innovative is the new low battery mode that can bulk up usage up to 36 hours. 

The skin temperature sensors will be great for people who want more stats on their cycling, or women who want to track their fertility more accurately. The crash detection will do exactly that. There are no real design differences, apart from the different strap colour options. 

Is there an Apple Watch 8 Pro?

In a way – but it's not called the Apple Watch 8 Pro. Instead, Apple released the Apple Watch Ultra at the same time as the 8, and it really is something special. Have a look at our hands-on Apple Watch Ultra review. But beware, it comes with a price tag to match! $799/£849 to you... any takers?!

Beren Neale
Deals Editor

Beren has worked on creative titles at Future Publishing for over 13 years. Cutting his teeth as Staff Writer on the digital art magazine ImagineFX, he moved on to edit several creative titles, and is currently the Deals Editor on the most effective creative website in the world. When he's not testing and reviewing the best ergonomic office chairs, he can be found finding and comparing the best deals on the tech that creatives value the most.