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Black Friday falls on November 25 this year, but there are a ton of early deals on Apple devices you can take advantage of right now, including on the Apple Watch Series 8. Despite releasing this past September, you can pick one up today for $50 off its normal price at Amazon, Target, and Walmart.
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 live-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."
The Apple Watch Series 8 remains the best smartwatch you can buy and to see it on sale for $50 off ahead of Black Friday means you can score one of the year's best deals before the event even starts.