Apple Watch 8 hits its lowest price yet with AU$52 off

Apple Watch 8 in black on bright green background. Text beside it reads 'lowest price'
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The latest Apple Watch 8 has been available for months now – first releasing back in September – but we’re only just starting to see decent discounts on the Apple wearable. Right now, you can save up to AU$52 on the Watch 8 from Amazon, or you can price match at JB Hi-Fi if you prefer.

The discount we’ve spotted comes on the Watch 8 with GPS and a 41mm case, and Amazon’s deal knocks it down to AU$577, which is only 8% off. While that doesn’t sound particularly impressive, it’s the cheapest price we’ve seen on the Apple Watch 8 so far.

If you want a bigger case size and therefore larger screen, Amazon’s discounted that too. The Watch 8 with GPS and 45mm case has had AU$52 sliced off the price tag, bringing it down to AU$627.

JB Hi-Fi also has deals on the Watch 8, with most colours discounted by AU$50. The good news is you can request a price match, all you need to do is live chat to its customer service team via the website and ask. To find it, go to JB Hi-Fi’s Apple Watch 8 page and click on the green bar at the top of the screen.

Apple Watch 8 (GPS, 41mm)from AU$629from AU$549 at Amazon

Apple Watch 8 (GPS, 41mm) | from AU$629 from AU$549 at Amazon (save up to AU$52)

The Apple Watch 8 is one of the best smartwatches you can buy, thanks to its impressive display and new safety and health features, such as fall detection and Emergency SOS. Amazon has the best-selling Apple Watch 8 discounted to some of its lowest prices, with different models/colourways setting you back a different price. Some models were down to AU$577 about five months ago, so a low of AU$549 is great.

Apple Watch 8 (GPS, 45mm)AU$679from AU$627 at Amazon

Apple Watch 8 (GPS, 45mm) | AU$679 from AU$627 at Amazon (save up to AU$52)

The Watch 8 is also on sale in the 45mm case size, and you might prefer this model if you want a slightly larger screen and don’t mind having a little more real estate taken up on your wrist. The discount is available in black, white, soft gold and red at Amazon, or you can head to JB Hi-Fi’s website and ask for a price match. The retailer is already offering this model for AU$629.

Should you buy the Apple Watch 8?

We rate the Apple Watch 8 among the best smartwatches you can buy today, but it’s important to note that this edition of the wearable didn’t receive a wealth of upgrades. It’s kept the soft square design as all previous Apple Watches before it, and unfortunately, it’s pretty similar to the Apple Watch 7.

What’s genuinely new to the Apple Watch 8 is a temperature sensor and crash detection. The temperature sensor reads your body’s heat, which could be useful to you if you’re trying to get pregnant, as it can let you know when you’re ovulating.

While we haven’t been able to test it for ourselves, Apple says the crash detection feature should know when you’ve been in a car accident, and should instantly alert emergency services – a potentially life-saving addition.

So, should you buy it? If you’re looking to buy your first Apple Watch, then the Watch 8 is a strong choice, but if you have a slightly older model such as the Watch 7 or Watch 6, it’s a little harder to recommend as the updates are fairly iterative.

There’s also the Apple Watch SE 2 to contend with, which has most of the Watch 8’s features at a cheaper price. The Watch SE 2 is missing an always-on screen, a built-in electrocardiogram (ECG) and a pulse oxygen sensor, all of which the Watch 8 has.

Jasmine Gearie
Ecommerce Editor

Jasmine Gearie is an Ecommerce Editor at TechRadar Australia, with a primary focus on helping readers cut through the jargon to find the best mobile and internet plans for their needs. She crunches the numbers to maintain dedicated guides to the latest phones, NBN and broadband plans of all types, and covers the important telco industry news. She also hunts down tech deals on laptops, phones, gaming consoles and more, so readers know where to buy the products they want for the cheapest prices.