Apple Watch Series 8: UK pricing, specs and how to buy today
After months of speculation and predictions, the Apple Watch Series 8 was announced at this year's Apple event. Here’s everything you need to know, and how you can get your hands on one today.
The Apple Watch Series 8 has finally been officially announced at Apple's Far Out event last week.
After months of the RadioTimes.com team following the speculation and rumours surrounding the Apple Watch 8 (and not to mention the countless supposed leaks), we’re excited it’s been confirmed.
The Apple Watch Series 8 was revealed alongside other highly-anticipated devices. Why not check out the iPhone 14 UK release date, AirPods Pro 2022 UK release date, and the brand-new Apple Watch Ultra UK release date?
But what makes this watch different to the Apple Watch Series 7? How much will the new smartwatch cost? And when will it be released? We're discussing all that and more here.
The latest iteration of Apple smartwatches, the Apple Watch 8, was revealed at Apple’s annual phone and watch unveiling event earlier this month. It follows on from the Apple Watch Series 7, which landed late last year and scored an impressive 4.3 stars in our Apple Watch 7 review.
Here's everything we know about the Apple Watch Series 8.
Apple Watch 8 UK release date
The Apple Watch Series 8 was available to pre-order from Friday 9th September, and it's now available to purchase today (Friday 16th September).
Apple Watch 8 UK price and availability
The Apple Watch Series 8 starts at £419, and it's available to buy right now at a number of UK retailers such as:
- Buy Apple Watch Series 8 from £419 at Currys
- Buy Apple Watch Series 8 from £419 at Very
- Buy Apple Watch Series 8 from £419 at AO
- Buy Apple Watch Series 8 from £419 at John Lewis
Apple Watch 8 specs at a glance
During the Apple event, we were keen to hear about how Apple is planning on improving the formula across its wearables and smartphones. Apple always makes some, albeit minor, improvements to each generation, so the Series 8 will be even better than the already great Series 7.
- Wrist temperature sensor
- Always-on Retina display
- Crash detection
- An all-day battery life (18 hours)
- A new low-power mode for over 30 hours of battery life
Apple Watch 8 design
While there are subtle changes to the packaging design, the Apple Watch Series 8 very much echoes that of the Apple Watch Series 7.
The Apple Watch Series 8 comes in recycled aluminium available in four colours; Blue, Starlight, Midnight and (PRODUCT)RED. There are also Hermes and Nike bands for those who want something a bit special.
Apple Watch 8 battery life
Let's compare the Apple Watch Series 8's battery life with that of its predecessor. The Apple Watch Series 7 retained the 18-hour battery life of its prior model. Apple describes this as an "all-day battery life".
What is new for the Apple Watch 8 is the new low-power mode. Low power mode will extend your battery life to over 30 hours while keeping emergency features like the new crash detection mode on.
Apple Watch 7 deals
If you're unbothered about the latest release, now is a great time to buy the Apple Watch Series 7 at a more affordable price.
- Buy Apple Watch Series 7 for £309 at Amazon
- Buy Apple Watch Series 7 for £369 at Currys
- Buy Apple Watch Series 7 for £359 at Very