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With spring just around the corner, now is a good time to start thinking about improving your fitness. A smart watch like this can make it easier to meet your goals. Good thing the 41mm model is back on sale. After an 18 percent discount, the Midnight and Product Red colorways are down to $329 on Amazon.
That’s $70 off the Series 8’s usual $399 starting price, and the best discount Engadget has seen on the smartwatch since it was on sale in the UK. Unfortunately, Amazon only stocks the 41mm models, and the Silver and Starlight colorways are not included in the sale.
Despite being a modest upgrade from its predecessor, the Series 8 can be purchased right now. It’s fast and has a large, always-on screen. It also comes with strong app support and integration with the broader Apple ecosystem. New to the 8 Series is a crash detection feature that can alert first responders in an emergency. It also features a temperature sensor that can help with ovulation tracking.
That said, the 8 Series isn’t for everyone. You can’t use the handheld without an iPhone, making it a non-launcher for Android users. It’s also worth noting that it offers many of the same core features of the Series 8 for less money.
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