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Google adds new gestures and pairing features to Pixel Buds

Google adds new gestures and pairing features to Pixel Buds

One of the complaints levied at the devices was a lack of controls and customizable gestures.

By default, a double tap gets Google to read your notifications out loud; the new function is definitely something I'd use more often.

Google is also allowing users to customize the double-tap action. You can enable it within the Google Assistant app settings on your phone.

As we spotted in an APK Insight earlier this year, the first new gesture is a triple-tap on the right earbud to manually turn on/off the Made by Google headphones.




Google just updated is Pixel Buds so that they respond to more gestures. It will then switch devices to the new one.

The last update is for easier pairing with the ability to simply go to the Bluetooth menu of any device you've paired with previously and select Pixel Buds to have them automatically switch to the new device. You can continue to use a Google Assistant voice command to skip tracks, even if you assign two taps to the "next" track feature.

The Google Pixel Buds are among the most curious launched recently by the Mountain View company accessories, which wanted to jump into the world of wireless headsets in an innovative and original way.