Google has announced an update to its wireless earbuds, the Pixel Buds Pro, without releasing a new version. This update enhances the capabilities of the previous model that was released last year through a software update. As for hardware changes, they have simply added two new colors, Bay and Porcelain, to align with the color options of the new Pixel models.
The added capabilities and features include support for Super Wide Band (SWB) Bluetooth, available on the Pixel 8 and Pixel 8 Pro. This increases the bandwidth for voice calls, resulting in clearer and more detailed sound compared to before. It also includes Clear Calling, which reduces background noise during calls.
Additionally, there is a new feature called Conversation Detection, which uses AI on the Pixel Buds Pro to detect if we are in a conversation with someone else. The earbuds will automatically reduce the volume of music, without the need to take them off. Other added abilities include improved latency for gaming on the Pixel 8 and Pixel 8 Pro, as well as the Hearing Wellness processing system, which provides health recommendations based on usage behaviors. Lastly, the Pixel Buds app now includes compatibility for Chromebook, allowing for additional settings while connected.
TLDR: Google has updated the Pixel Buds Pro wireless earbuds, adding new capabilities and features through a software update. The hardware changes include the addition of two new color options, Bay and Porcelain. The features include Super Wide Band Bluetooth support, Clear Calling, Conversation Detection, improved gaming latency, the Hearing Wellness processing system, and compatibility with Chromebook.