May 21, 2024

The Apple Watch Series 8 is still on sale at Amazon


Hands down, our readers’ favorite Amazon Prime Day deal was on the Apple Watch Series 8. It’s a beaut, to say the least.

If you missed your chance to pick up this 4.7-star-rated smartwatch during Prime Day, you’re about to get a second chance: Amazon has marked the Apple Watch 8 (41mm) down to $329, while the larger Apple Watch 8 (45mm) is now $359. That’s a savings of $70, no matter which size Apple Watch you choose.

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

Apple Watch Series 8, $329 and up

$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 (pre-order now and get a $50 Amazon gift card, watch releases Aug. 12) and Google Pixel Watch (on sale for $328) 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

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.

Google Pixel Watch (Wi-Fi), $328 (reduced from $350)

$328 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.

Google Pixel Watch (Wi-Fi + LTE), $400

$400 at Amazon

Android alternative: Galaxy Watch 5


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 top-rated Samsung Galaxy Watch 5 instead. It’s compatible with Android devices in a way that the Apple Watch 8 is not.

Key features of the Samsung Galaxy Watch 5:

  • Android compatible
  • Aluminum metal frame, comes in 40mm and 44mm sizes (larger is $30 extra)
  • Auto workout tracking can identify running, swimming, rowing and more
  • IP68 rated, so you can take it swimming (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

Samsung Galaxy Watch 5, $329

$329 at Amazon

Upgraded Android alternative: Samsung Galaxy Watch 5 Pro

Samsung via Amazon

Or, you can upgrade to the 4.6-star-rated Samsung Galaxy Watch 5 Pro. It has all the key features of the Galaxy Watch 5, but with some noteworthy upgrades.

Key upgrades found on the Samsung Galaxy Watch 5 Pro:

  • Has a larger watch face (45mm) than the Galaxy Watch 5
  • Case is made of super-tough titanium, which protects better than aluminum
  • Has a bigger 590mAh battery (vs 410mAh for the Galaxy Watch 5) for longer life

Samsung Galaxy Watch 5 Pro, $375 (reduced from $449)

$375 at Amazon

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