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Seven ways to get the best out of Google’s Pixel Buds

DECCAN CHRONICLE.
Published Nov 17, 2017, 5:12 pm IST
Updated Nov 17, 2017, 5:12 pm IST
The Pixel Buds are more than just a generic pair of wireless headphones and here’s how you can get the best out of it.
With the fabric loop, you can adjust the fit so they sit in your ear comfortably and securely.
 With the fabric loop, you can adjust the fit so they sit in your ear comfortably and securely.

With Pixel Buds, Google has shown the world that every piece of hardware can be made smart by using some clever software. The Pixel Buds have Google’s Assistant on board and have clever translation features to help two people conversing in different languages. However, there’s more to the Pixel Buds than these features that can help you get the best out of it if you have also got a Pixel 2.

Connect with one tap: Pairing Pixel Buds with your phone is fast and easy—open the charging case near Pixel 2 or phones running Android Nougat or newer (with the Bluetooth turned on of course) to pair. Then tap connect on the notification that pops up on your phone and you’re ready to get started.

 

Control with just a touch: No more searching for tiny buttons on a cord or pulling out your phone to change your tunes or answer a call from Mom. Tap the right earbud to play, pause or answer a call; swipe forward or backwards to adjust the volume. All your audio controls are conveniently packed onto a touchpad on the right earbud.

Instantly access the Google Assistant: Want to get things done without needing to look at your phone? If you have an Assistant-enabled Android phone and data connection, just touch and hold the right earbud and ask the Google Assistant for help. Play music, send a text or get walking directions without ever reaching for your phone.

 

Communicate in 40 languages: Order spaghetti bolognese like a pro, give directions to a traveller from China, or just impress your friends with real-time translations using Google Translate, Pixel Buds and a Pixel or Pixel 2. Your earphones hear you and your Pixel’s speaker will play the translation in another language. When the other person speaks, you’ll hear the translation right in your ear. To launch Google Translate, simply touch and hold your right earbud and say “Google, help me speak [LANGUAGE]”.

Check your messages without looking: No need to stop what you’re doing when you get a new notification. When you enable spoken notifications on your phone, you’ll hear a brief chime whenever you receive a new notification.  Double-tap on the right earbud after hearing an alert and your Google Assistant will read the new message to you or tell you what’s next on your calendar.

 

Store and charge your headphones on the go: Keep Pixel Buds safely stored when you’re not using them in the handy little case. No need to jam the cord into the case—we designed the charging case so you can neatly wrap Pixel Buds inside. Charge up both Pixel Buds and the charging case all the way and get up to 24 hours of total listening time combined.

Get the perfect fit: Customise the fit of Pixel Buds without needing to swap out any pieces. With the fabric loop, you can adjust the fit so they sit in your ear comfortably and securely. The little loop is part of the cord that connects Pixel Buds, meaning you can wear them how you want all day.

 

With inputs from Google

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