Google Pixel Buds Requirements & Specifications

To use your earbuds you need:

  • Any Bluetooth® 4.0 (or newer) device including Android, iOS, tablets, and laptops
  • Full access to features requires Google Account, Assistant-enabled companion phone running Android 6.0+, and an internet connection.

To use with Google Assistant you need:

To use with Google Translate you need:

Launching Google Translate from the Google Assistant requires meeting all of the requirements above for use with Google Assistant.

Google Pixel Buds Pro Specifications

Category Specs

Colors1

Fog
Charcoal
Lemongrass
Coral
Bay
Porcelain

Sweat and Water Resistant2

  • Earbuds IPX4 water protection rating
  • Case IPX2 water protection rating
Wireless
  • Bluetooth® 5.0
Audio
  • Custom-designed 11 mm dynamic speaker driver
  • Active Noise Cancellation
  • Transparency mode
  • Volume EQ
  • Active in-ear pressure relief
  • Low-latency gaming mode3 (works with Pixel 8 and newer and Android 14 and newer) 
  • SuperWideBand (works with Pixel 8 and newer and Android 14 and newer)
Voice
  • Three microphones
  • Voice accelerometer
  • Wind-blocking mesh covers
Sensors

Each earbud:

  • Capacitive touch (tap and swipe) sensors for music, calls, and Assistant controls
  • IR proximity sensor for in-ear detection to play and pause automatically
  • Motion-detecting accelerometer and gyroscope

Case:

  • Hall Effect sensor for case open and close detection
Wireless Charging Case
  • USB-C® charging port
  • Qi Certified

You can wirelessly charge your Pixel Buds (2nd Gen) and Pixel Buds Pro charging case using a Qi-certified charger (sold separately by other retailers).

Qi-certified chargers have passed the safety standards tests for wireless charging set by Wireless Power Consortium (WPC). Examples of a Qi-certified charger: Pixel Stand, Belkin, and Mophie charging mats.

To know if your wireless charger is Qi Certified, look for the Qi logo. You can also refer to the user manual that came with your charger.

Important

  • Only Pixel Buds (2nd Gen) and Pixel Buds Pro charging cases can be charged wirelessly.
  • Use only a Qi-certified wireless charger.
  • Failure to use compatible charging accessories can cause fire, electric shock, injury, or damage to the device and the accessories.
Battery4   Active Noise Cancellation on Active Noise Cancellation off
Earbuds with charging case 20 hours 31 hours
Earbuds without charging case 7 hours 11 hours
5-minute charge of earbuds in the charging case delivers up to 1 hour of listening time or up to 50 minutes of talk time.
Dimensions
  • Earbuds (each): 22.33 x 22.03 x 23.72 mm with the medium (default) eartip attached
  • Wireless charging case: 25 x 50 x 63.2 mm
Weight
  • Earbuds (each): 6.2 g (with medium eartip)
  • Wireless charging case: 62.4 g (with earbuds)
What's in the box
  • Earbuds
  • Wireless charging case
  • Eartips with 3 size options: small, medium (attached to earbuds), large
  • Quick Start Guide
  • Safety, Warranty, and Regulatory Guide

Google Pixel Buds A-Series Specifications

Category Specs
Colors1
Clearly White
Dark Olive
Charcoal
Sea

Sweat and Water Resistant2

  • IPX4 water protection rating (earbuds only)
Wireless
  • Bluetooth® 5.0
Audio
  • Custom-designed 12 mm dynamic speaker driver
  • Passive noise reduction5
  • Spatial vent for in-ear pressure reduction and spatial awareness
Voice
  • Dual beamforming microphones
Sensors
  • Capacitive touch sensors for music, calls, and Google Assistant controls
  • Single IR proximity sensor for in-ear detection to play and pause automatically
Charging Case
  • USB-C® charging port
  • Hall Effect Sensor for case close detection
Battery4
  • Earbuds: Up to 5 hours of listening time or up to 2.5 hours of talk time
  • Earbuds with charging case: Up to 24 hours of listening time with case, or up to 12 hours of talk time
  • 15-minute charge of earbuds in the charging case delivers up to 3 hours of listening time or up to 1.5 hour of talk time
Dimensions
  • Earbuds (each): 0.81 x 1.15 x 0.69 in (20.7 x 29.3 x 17.5 mm)
  • Wireless charging case: 2.48 x 1.85 x 0.98 in (63 x 47 x 25 mm)
Weight
  • Earbuds (each): 5.06g
  • Charging case: 42.8g without earbuds, 52.9g with earbuds
What's in the box
  • Earbuds
  • Charging case
  • Eartips with 3 size options: small, medium (attached to earbuds), large
  • USB-C® to USB-A charging cable
  • Quick Start Guide

Google Pixel Buds Specifications

Category Specs
Colors1
Clearly White
Almost Black
Quite Mint
Oh So Orange
Sweat and Water Resistant2
  • IPX4 water protection rating
Wireless
  • Bluetooth® 5.0
Audio
  • Custom-designed 12 mm dynamic speaker driver
  • Passive noise reduction5
  • Spatial vent for in-ear pressure reduction and spatial awareness
Voice
  • Dual beamforming microphones
  • Voice detecting accelerometer
Sensors
  • Capacitive touch sensors for music, calls, and Assistant controls
  • Dual IR proximity sensors for in-ear detection to play and pause automatically
  • Motion-detecting accelerometer and gyroscope
Wireless Charging Case
  • USB-C® charging port
  • Qi Certified
  • Hall Effect Sensor for case close detection

You can wirelessly charge your Pixel Buds (2nd Gen) and Pixel Buds Pro charging case using a Qi-certified charger (sold separately by other retailers).

Qi-certified chargers have passed the safety standards tests for wireless charging set by Wireless Power Consortium (WPC). Examples of a Qi-certified charger: Pixel Stand, Belkin, and Mophie charging mats.

To know if your wireless charger is Qi Certified, look for the Qi logo. You can also refer to the user manual that came with your charger.

Important

  • Only Pixel Buds (2nd Gen) and Pixel Buds Pro charging cases can be charged wirelessly.
  • Use only a Qi-certified wireless charger.
  • Failure to use compatible charging accessories can cause fire, electric shock, injury, or damage to the device and the accessories.
Battery4
  • Earbuds: Up to 5 hours of listening time or up to 2.5 hours of talk time
  • Earbuds with wireless charging case: Up to 24 hours of listening time or up to 12 hours of talk time
  • 10-minute charge of earbuds in the wireless charging case delivers up to 2 hours of listening time or up to 1 hour of talk time
Dimensions
  • Earbuds (each): 20.5 x 19.5 x 18.2 mm (excl. eartip and stabilizer arc)
  • Wireless charging case: 63 x 47 x 25 mm
Weight
  • Earbuds (each): 5.3g
  • Wireless charging case: 56.1g without earbuds, 66.7g with earbuds
What's in the box
  • Earbuds
  • Wireless charging case
  • Eartips with 3 size options: small, medium (attached to earbuds), large
  • USB-C® to USB-A charging cable
  • Quick Start Guide
Pixel Buds (Gen 1)

To use as a headset, you need a Bluetooth® enabled companion device running:

  • Android 5.0 or higher
  • iOS 10.0 or higher
  • Bluetooth 4.0

To use with Google Assistant you need:

To use with Google Translate you need:

Launching Google Translate from the Google Assistant requires meeting all of the requirements above for use with Google Assistant.

Google Pixel Buds (Gen 1) Specifications

Category Specs
Colors
Just Black
Clearly White
​​ Kinda Blue
Dimensions
  • Earbuds length: 0.8 in (20.4 mm)
  • Earbuds width: 0.8 in (20.4 mm)
  • Earbuds height: 0.8 in (20.5 mm)
  • Charging case length: 2.6 in (66.2 mm)
  • Charging case width: 2.6 in (65.5 mm)
  • Charging case height: 1.1 in (28.6 mm)
Weight
  • Earbuds: 0.5 oz (14 g)
  • ​Charging case: 2.0 oz (57 g) with buds, 1.5 oz (43 g) without buds
Wireless
  • Bluetooth®
Ports & Connectors
  • USB-C for charging
Battery
  • Pixel Buds: 120mAh
  • Charge Case: 620mAh
Battery Life
  • Up to 5 hours of listening time with just one charge.
  • Charging case holds multiple charges, so you can get up to 24 hours of listening time for when you’re on the go.
Sensors
  • Microphone
  • Accelerometer
  • Capacitive touchpad
Fast pair

Note: More than one pair of Pixel Buds cannot be connected to one phone.

  • Colors may vary and change over time.
  • Google Pixel Buds battery performance statistics are approximate and are based on listening time, and audio control and other factors. Actual results may vary. Case must be sufficiently charged. Testing conducted in September 2017 on pre-production Pixel Buds connected to a pre-production Pixel 2 phone.
  • Total listening times are approximate and are measured using fully charged Google Pixel Buds and a fully charged case for the first Google Pixel Buds re-charge cycle. Actual results may vary. Google Pixel Buds battery testing conducted in September 2017 on pre-production Pixel Buds connected to a pre-production Pixel 2 phone.
  • The cord between the two earbuds conducts power and audio signals so do not cut it. The warranty will be voided if the cord is cut.

Colors may vary and change over time with use. Not all colors are available in all areas.

Earbuds are designed to comply with a water protection rating of IPX4 and the Pixel Buds Pro case is designed to comply with a water protection rating of IPX2, each under IEC standard 60529 when manufactured. Earbuds and case are not waterproof. Water resistance is not a permanent condition and decreases or is lost over time due to normal wear and tear, repair, disassembly, or damage. Dry your earbuds and case after exposure to any liquids.

3Requires compatible games.

All listening times are approximate and were measured using music playback with pre-production hardware and software, with fully charged Pixel Buds Pro and case, and other features disabled. Case is used to recharge Pixel Buds Pro when their batteries are depleted. Charging times are approximate. Use of other features will decrease battery life. Battery life depends on device, features enabled, usage, environment and many other factors. Actual battery life may be lower.

Call quality depends on signal strength, environment, network traffic, and many other factors. Actual results may vary.

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