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This is a good moment to buy a smartwatch to track your early spring runs. Amazon is once again selling the 41mm Product Red Apple Watch Series 8 at a record low price of $329, or a sizeable $70 off. While you won’t have your choice of case sizes or colors, you probably won’t mind if you were otherwise looking at a Watch SE (or clearance Series 7) to save money.
The Apple Watch Series 8 remains our pick for the best overall smartwatch, and for good reason. While it’s only a slight improvement over the Series 7, that still makes it fast, with a robust app ecosystem and extensive health and fitness features. The most recent model adds temperature tracking for people monitoring their ovulation cycles, and crash detection that can alert first responders.
The iPhone requirement rules out Android users. And if you don’t crave the always-on display or advanced health monitoring, the latest-generation Apple Watch SE may still be the better value. At this price, however, the Series 8 is hard to top if you want a good all-rounder that can handle everything from workouts through to music streaming and navigation.
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