Apple Watch 7 falls to its cheapest price ever ahead of the Apple Watch 8 launch

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If you're not interested in the small or specific upgrades found in the upcoming smartwatch, you can now make a huge saving and get the Apple Watch 7 at Amazon for $400 (was $529). It's one of today's best Amazon deals and it beats the previous record low by $10. That means it's the lowest price we've seen for what we still consider to be the best smartwatch available right now.

The particular Apple Watch 7 on offer is the most advanced version of the popular wearable with a 45mm display as well as both GPS and Cellular capabilities. That means you can receive notifications, send messages, make calls and more without your iPhone nearby. You can also choose from wrist straps in black, blue or red to fit your own personal style.

Today's best Apple Watch 7 deal

Apple Watch 7 (GPS + Cellular, 45mm): $529 $400 at Amazon
Save $129

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– Today's price for the Apple Watch 7 is the cheapest we've ever seen for the version with a larger 45mm display as well as GPS and Cellular support. Features in Apple's top-end smartwatch include an always-on display, GPS, heart rate monitoring and sleep tracking. There are also the more advanced ECG and blood oxygen functions that aren't found on the cheaper models. Overall, this is a fantastic price for one of the best wearables you can buy right now.

Those of you with an Apple Watch 6 will find that the Apple Watch 7 is very similar to this previous version in terms of design. That said, there are improvements to its screen, battery life and fitness features that make it a tempting upgrade. Whether that's you, or you're picking one up for the first time, it's a fantastic buy at this price for a capable smartwatch.

What about if you're wondering whether it's worth paying the extra $120 for the latest Apple Watch 8 to get the additional features in the upcoming model? Well, the design is near-identical again and the upgrades are actually relatively minor. And with the watchOS 9 update, you also get the low power mode feature that can extend the device's battery life by temporarily disabling some features.

There are two new key features that will be very useful to some, though. One of these is a temperature sensor that can assist with menstrual and ovulation tracking. Undoubtedly, that's a big gain for women's health and those looking to raise a family. The other is the rather morbid crash detection, which can sense when you've been in a car accident and automatically call emergency services.

Aside from that, there's little to get excited about in terms of upgrades. That's why we think this is one of the best Apple Watch deals for most users who simply need a capable smartwatch for everyday use and fitness needs.

James Pickard
Senior Deals Editor

James Pickard is a Deals Editor at TechRadar. After many years of scouring the net for the cheapest games and tech for his own personal use, he decided to make it his job to share those bargains with you. James also has over five years of experience covering some of the biggest sales events of the year at Eurogamer and VG247, including Black Friday, Cyber Monday and Amazon Prime Day. When not deals hunting, James can be found on the PS5, watching a classic film noir or cheering on the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.