Google unveiled its second generationduring its event Tuesday. The updated Google earbuds provide hands-free access to Google Assistant, as well as the ability to make calls, answer text messages, use Google Translate and more ̵
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The upcoming Google Pixel Buds will enter a crowded earplug market when they ship in the spring and joinand and next year. Here's everything we know about Google's new Pixel Buds, how much they cost when you can get them.
Why is Google announcing this now?
We don't know for sure, but announcing new products months before release is definitely the trend this year. Microsoft had an example of itsand announced that it would not be available until "vacation 2020", while Amazon introduced us to the that will be available "by invitation only "
What are the new Pixel Buds from Google?
The new Pixel Buds are Google's second shot at wireless earbuds – two years after the first generationfrom the company – and promise some of the concerns about the first Pixel Buds, including Bluetooth -link.
Like the first generation, these buds come with built-in Google Assistant, which you can now use by saying, "Hey, Google." Unlike the first generation, these buttons are really wireless and the two earphones are not connected to each other.
What can they do?
In addition to serving as wireless earbuds, Google said these second-generation Pixel Buds give you hands-free access to Google Assistant when paired with a device with Android 6.0 or higher (Google is now enabled).
Through the assistant you can send a text message, ask the way or even get help with translation. With one touch you can play, pause and adjust the volume by swiping. In combination with an iOS device, Pixel Buds from Google function as normal Bluetooth earbuds, without Google Assistant.
What do the speakers look like?
Google said its new buttons with ear tips come to create a seal that can be blocked outside sounds and customizable sound that dynamically adjusts the volume as you move through quiet and noisy locations.
And when you make a phone call, Google said, two microphones in each earphone will focus on your voice and exclude background noises and even compensate for wind and other environmental noises.
How do they feel?
View our video with first impressions above. CNET editor Scott Stein tried non-working Buds at the Google event and they felt comfortable enough. The Pixel Buds come with three tips of different sizes for different ears and a good seal. They are not uncomfortable and lie flat with his ears and become frontally invisible.
How do I connect my phone to the Pixel Buds?
Google said that the Pixel Buds with Pixel phones and other devices with Android 6.0 and higher are paired with one tap. You can also pair with other Bluetooth 4.0+ phones, laptops and tablets. Google said the buttons stay connected to your phone three rooms indoors or 100 meters outdoors.
What are the color options?
In accordance with Google's recent color descriptions, the Pixel Buds will be delivered in Clearly White, Oh So Orange, Quite Mint and Almost Black.
The new Pixel Buds offer five hours of uninterrupted listening time when fully charged, or 24 hours when using a wireless charging case, much the same as Google & # 39; s first-generation buttons and Apple & # 39; s AirPods.
Are they water resistant?
They are "sweat and water resistant," Google said.
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Originally published earlier this week.
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