First Apple Watch Series 8, SE 2 Reviews and Unboxing Videos [Roundup]

The first Apple Watch Series 8 and Apple Watch SE 2 reviews and unboxing videos have hit the web, as the embargo for early access has lifted.

Apple unveiled Apple Watch Series 8 alongside its new iPhone 14 lineup last week. The smartwatch succeeds last year’s Apple Watch Series 7, retaining largely the same design but adding a new temperature sensor and features like Crash Detection, among other things. The Apple Watch SE 2 saw a minor upgrade as well, but saw a price drop.

Here’s a roundup of early reviews published on the web, ahead of the official launch of Apple Watch Series 8 and SE 2 on Friday, September 16:

  • CNET — Apple Watch Series 8 Review In Progress: Improvement By Degrees
  • Engadget — Apple Watch Series 8: A week with the new best smartwatch (for now)
  • Gizmodo Australia — Apple Watch Series 8: The Watch You Want in a Car Crash
  • TechCrunch — Apple Watch Series 8 review: Hoping for the best, preparing for the worst
  • The Verge — Apple Watch Series 8 review: if it ain’t broke
  • The Wall Street Journal — Apple Watch Series 8 and SE Review: Both Watches Could Save Your Life. One Could Help You Make a Baby
  • Tom’s Guide — Apple Watch Series 8 review: The best smartwatch, hands down
  • Men’s Health – The New Apple Watch Is a Solid, Understated Update

Apple Watch SE 2 Reviews

  • The Wall Street Journal — Apple Watch Series 8 and SE Review: Both Watches Could Save Your Life. One Could Help You Make a Baby
  • Engadget – Apple Watch SE preview: Basically a $400 smartwatch for $250
  • The Street – Apple Watch SE (2nd Gen) Review: Pushing Value
  • CNET – Apple Watch SE (2022) Review: Almost Everything I Want in a Smartwatch

You can also check out the following review and unboxing videos for Apple Watch Series 8 and Apple Watch SE 2 from YouTube:

Head over to Apple.ca to learn more about Apple Watch Series 8 and Apple Watch SE 2. Apple’s latest smartwatches are slated to begin deliveries and hit store shelves on September 16.

You can pre-order your Apple Watch Series 8 today, with pricing from $529 CAD. The Apple Watch SE 2 starts from $329 CAD.

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