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Apple Watch Series 8 (2022)

Apple Watch Series 8 (2022)
alaScore 95

36 reviews

Feb, 2024

alaTest has collected and analyzed 36 reviews of Apple Watch Series 8 (2022). The average rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. People are impressed by the software and comfort. The portability and performance also get good feedback, but there are some mixed comments about the size and usability. There are some critical comments about the battery and reliability.

design, performance, portability, comfort, software

reliability, battery

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Apple Watch Series 8 (2022) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 95/100 = Excellent quality.

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Expert review by : Max Parker (trustedreviews.com)

Apple Watch 8

 

The Apple Watch 8 is the best smartwatch around – although this is a minor year for updates. Here's our full review.

Excellent tracking features ; Plenty of sensors, including clever use of temperature sensor ; Charges quickly ; Additional low power modes

No big battery upgrade ; Minimal additions over the last model

The Apple Watch 8 is the best smartwatch around – although this is a minor year for updates.

Nov, 2022

Expert review by (t3.com)

Apple Watch Series 8 review: Fine details

 

Runners and sleepers will love this watch

New workout modes and metrics are helpful ; Improved sleep-tracking capabilities ; Premium smartwatch experience through and through ; Inherited all the features and physical design ; of the Apple Watch Series 7

Almost no changes in physical design compared to predecessor ; Some new features are like insurance – you hope you won't have to use them (e.g. crash detection) ; Most fitness feature updates mainly benefit runners

The Apple Watch Series 8 further refines the formula that made the Apple Watch Series 7 great to offer the best smartwatch experience known to man. However, some new features, such as crash detection, medication logging, Afib history, etc., are either...

Apr, 2023

Expert review by (techradar.com)

Apple Watch 8 review

 

The smallest update Apple could have possibly brought

Sep, 2022

Expert review by : Britta O'Boyle (pocket-lint.com)

Apple Watch Series 8 review: Same but different

 

Apple's Watch Series 8 is the upgrade to the Series 7 smartwatch, sitting below the more rugged Watch Ultra. Here's our review.

Familiar design ; Comfortable ; Great display ; Good sleep tracking ; Some new features like Car Crash Detection ; Solid performance ; Fast charging

No huge changes from Series 7 ; Action button from Ultra would have been nice

While the Apple Watch Series 8 doesn't offer huge changes compared to the Watch Series 7, there's still a lot to be said for this smartwatch. If you're considering upgrading from the Series 7, then no, it's possibly not worth it this time around unless...

Sep, 2022

Expert review by : Connor Jewiss (stuff.tv)

Apple Watch Series 8, Ultra, and SE prices slashed by up to £180 for Prime Big Deal Days

 

During Prime Day, you can score up to 16% off the Apple Watch Series 8, Ultra, and SE – translating into a discount of almost £100.

Oct, 2023

Expert review by : Lewis Painter (techadvisor.co.uk)

Apple Watch Series 8 review

 

The Apple Watch Series 8 adds cycle tracking and car crash detection, but it's near-identical to last year's Series 7 and more expensive in many regions.

Premium design & build ; Temperature sensor for cycle tracking ; Car crash detection

Near-identical to Series 7 ; More expensive in many regions ; No battery life improvements

New features including cycle tracking and car crash detection make the Apple Watch Series 8 a tempting upgrade and is great for newbies, but with an identical design to the Series 7, there’s not enough here to upgrade from last year’s wearable. It’s...

Sep, 2022

Expert review by : Joe Maring (digitaltrends.com)

Apple Watch Series 8 review: the best Apple Watch gets better

 

Have an iPhone? Looking for a smartwatch? The Apple Watch Series 8 is the new go-to pick. It's powerful, familiar, and oh-so-good at everything it does.

Sleek, comfortable design Display is big and gorgeous Excellent health features Fast charge speeds watchOS 9 is better than ever Car crash detection

Temperature sensors are limited Almost identical to the Series 7

“Powerful, comfortable, and familiar. The Apple Watch Series 8 isn't a revolution in Apple's portfolio, but it's still the best smartwatch you can buy.”

Mar, 2023

Expert review by : Angela Moscaritolo (pcmag.com)

Apple Watch Series 8 Review

 

Overnight temperature sensing ; Car crash detection ; Improved battery life ; More accurate period predictions

Same design as previous model ; Limited usefulness for retrospective ovulation estimates

With new features such as body temperature sensing and car crash detection, the Apple Watch Series 8 is the right choice for most smartwatch buyers.

Sep, 2022

Expert review by (laptopmag.com)

Apple Watch Series 8 review: Should you upgrade?

 

One of the best smartwatches you can buy is oddly hard to recommend

Gorgeous display ; Stylish new colors ; New menstrual and ovulation tracking ; Superior UI to the competition ; Enhanced sleep tracking

Identical design to the Series 7 ; Improvements only minor ; Still weak battery life ; Many folks can get away with cheaper SE

The Apple Watch Series 8 is, objectively, a fantastic smartwatch for iPhone users — growing into one of the best wearables over years of iterative updates. But with the SE offering a similar experience at a lower price and the Ultra giving more...

Oct, 2022

Expert review by : Preslav Kateliev (phonearena.com)

Apple Watch Series 8 review: copy-paste?

 

The Apple Watch Series 8 adds a couple of little improvements to an already successful formula.

Beautiful look, premium feel ; Smooth performance ; Tons of bands available - 1st and 3rd party ; Water-resistant ; Huge amount of fitness tracking options, plus custom programs (available with watchOS 9) ; Sleep stages (available with watchOS 9)

Temperature sensor is underused ; Some may be getting tired with the design ; Only pairs and activates with iPhone (sorry, iPad users)

May, 2023