Google Pixel Buds Requirements & Specifications

To use as a headset 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 Specifications

Sweat and Water Resistant1

IPX4 water protection rating

Wireless

Bluetooth® 5.0

Audio

Custom-designed 12 mm dynamic speaker driver
Passive noise reduction
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

Battery2

Earbuds: Up to 5 hours of listening time and up to 2.5 hours of talk time
Earbuds with wireless charging case: Up to 24 hours of listening time and 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 and up to 1 hour of talk time

Colors3

Clearly White
Almost Black
Quite Mint
Oh So Orange

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

1Pixel Buds have a water protection rating of IPX4 under IEC standard 60529. Water resistance is not a permanent condition and may be compromised by normal wear and tear, repair, disassembly or damage.

2Approximate battery life based on music playback and talk, with other features disabled. Charging times are approximate. Use of other features will decrease battery life. Testing conducted on pre-production hardware and software. Battery life depends on device, features enabled, usage, environment and many other factors. Actual results may vary.

3Colors may vary and change over time. Not all colors are available in all areas.

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 Specifications

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 

Colors  

Just Black
Clearly White 

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

Android Nougat and above
Requirements to run the Google Assistant
Active data connection
Bluetooth and Nearby activated

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.

Google, Pixel Buds, Android, and related logos and marks are trademarks of Google LLC.
USB-C® is a registered trademark of USB Implementers Forum.
Bluetooth® is a registered trademark owned by Bluetooth SIG, Inc.
IOS is a trademark or registered trademark of Cisco in the US and other countries and is used under license.
All other trademarks are property of their respective owners.
 

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