Apple Watch Series 8 Preorder: Where to Buy Apple’s Latest Smartwatch

This story is part of Focal Point iPhone 2022, CNET’s collection of news, tips and advice around Apple’s most popular product.

Apple unveiled its latest smartwatch, the Apple Watch Series 8, and the device is now available to preorder. The first units will begin shipping out to customers on Sept. 16 — the same day many folks will receive their iPhone 14 preorder.

The new variant is the first model to come with a temperature sensor, which will be used to bring new ovulation tracking features to the Apple Watch. Apple is also bringing car crash detection to the Series 8 so that emergency services and contacts can be notified in the event of an accident. 

A new low-power mode is also coming to the Apple Watch that can temporarily disable features like the always-on display and auto-workout detection to preserve battery life if you need to eke out a little bit more power without taking too much away from the overall experience. That feature is not Series 8-exclusive, though, and will be available on the Series 4 and later models. 

Apple Watch Series 8 starts at $399 for the GPS-only model, with the GPS and cellular version going for $499 and up. 

Best Apple Watch Series 8 preorder deals


Go straight to the source for your Apple Watch Series 8 preorder and score three months of Apple Fitness Plus. If you’ve got an old Apple Watch to trade in, you could get as much as $155 off your Apple Watch Series 8 purchase.


Amazon is now listing the Apple Watch Series 8 for preorder. Prices start at $399 for the GPS-only models. You can bundle your new watch with a set of Beats Studio Buds at 20% off, too. 


Best Buy now has all Apple Watch Series 8 configurations up for preorder with release day shipping still available on some models. Best Buy is offering up to $175 off Apple Watch Series 8 preorders, dropping prices down as low as $224, when you trade in your old smartwatch. You’ll also score four free months of Apple Fitness Plus there which is a month more than Apple gives new Apple Watch owners. 


Walmart has opened Apple Watch Series 8 preorders with delivery or in-store pickup options available.


Target’s Apple Watch Series 8 preorders are now open with various configurations available there.

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