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Among the great early Cyber Monday deals available now, there are a ton of deals on Apple devices you can take advantage of, including $50 off on the Apple Watch Series 8. Despite releasing this past September, you can pick one up today for $349 through Cyber Monday deals from Best Buy, Target, Walmart, and other retailers.
Although the Series 8 doesn’t represent a huge leap over the Series 7, it did debut a few unique new features. These include Low Power Mode, temperature sensing, and Crash Detection that, despite a few hiccups, is already proving to be an important (and potentially life-saving) new addition.
For the fitness crowd, the Series 8 continues the Apple Watch’s run of being a premium activity tracker. It offers access to accurate GPS, a heart rate and blood oxygen monitor, an ECG, and the ability to track a range of activities like cycling, running, swimming, and weight lifting.
It’s also an excellent tool for tracking sleep patterns and predicting ovulation and period cycles, and offers a robust selection of smartwatch capabilities. This includes answering and receiving text messages and phone calls, access to a variety of apps, and Apple Pay integration.
In our review of the Series 8, we called it “an ideal upgrade if you’re coming from the Series 3 or older” and that anyone who upgrades, regardless of which version they previously owned would be “pleased by the Series 8’s design and solid performance.”