Amazon slashes the price of the Apple Watch 8 thanks to the Series 9 release

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Today is a great day to grab a deal on the Apple Watch 8, thanks to the release of the Apple Watch 9. Today's Apple September Event unveiled the Apple Watch Series 9, and in return, Amazon is slashing the price of the Apple Watch 8 down to $309 (was $399). That's a massive $90 discount and a fantastic deal for Apple's best-selling smartwatch.

The Apple Watch 8 was released in October of last year, and it's still one of the best smartwatches you can buy, thanks to health features including a temperature sensor, an ECG function, and sleep tracking, plus safety features such as crash and fall detection. You're also getting all the fantastic features people love about the Apple Watch, including the always-on display and all-day battery life.

Today's deal brings the price down to just $309, only $30 more than the record-low we briefly saw during this year's Amazon Prime Day sale. Available to preorder today with a ship date of September 22, the all-new Apple Watch 9 has a starting price of $399, which is $90 more than today's deal on the Series 8. If you want a feature-rich smartwatch and don't need the latest and greatest version, we highly recommend today's deal from Amazon, the 41mm Apple Watch 8.

If you're interested in Apple's latest smartwatch, check out today's best Apple Watch 9 preorder deals to see the best prices around the web.

Today's best Apple Watch deal - Apple Watch 8 for $309

Apple Watch 8 (GPS, 41mm):  $399$309 at Amazon

Apple Watch 8 (GPS, 41mm): was $399 now $309 at Amazon
The Apple Watch 8 is still one of the best smartwatches you can buy, thanks to its impressive display and safety and health features, such as fall detection and Emergency SOS. Thanks to the Apple Watch 9 release, Amazon brings the best-selling smartwatch down to $309, which is the lowest price we've seen in months and just $30 more than the record-low we briefly saw during this year's Prime Day sale.

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See more of today's best Apple Watch 8 deals, and if you're interested in older models, you can see the best Apple Watch deals and more wearable discounts with our best smartwatch sales page.

Mackenzie Frazier

Mackenzie Frazier is the deals editor in the US for TechRadar at Future plc. She's been sharing deal advice for Future for the past six years and loves finding products that consumers want at the best possible price. She's had 11 years of experience working in e-commerce and loves being a mom to her two little boys.