Just like the CHIP test center, the experts at Stiftung Warentest also regularly review new smartwatches on the market. In issue 12/2022, the testers chose an unsurprising test winner: the Apple Watch Series 8. This is currently the latest smartwatch from Apple on the market and not only impressed by Stiftung Warentest, but also our smartwatch test winner (in the smartwatch ranking).
With an overall rating of “very good” (rating 1.2), it tops our list of the best smartwatches. That puts it ahead of the Galaxy Watch5 Pro in second place and the Apple Watch Series 7 in third place.
At Stiftung Warentest, the Apple Watch Series 8 comes in just short of second place with a rating of 1.6. The Apple Watch SE (around 280 euros at Galaxus) and the Garmin Venu 2 Plus (about 370 euros at Amazon). Both finish the test with a score of 1.7.