Google adds new gestures and pairing features to Pixel Buds

Google adds new gestures and pairing features to Pixel Buds

Google's Pixel Buds Get Track Skipping, Better Bluetooth Device Switching

Google just updated is Pixel Buds so that they respond to more gestures.

Triple tap: Pixel Buds can now be manually turned on or off by triple-tapping on the right earbud. Since launch, users could only achieve the latter by placing the wearables into the complicated carrying case. Instead of that gesture reading incoming notifications, it can now be set to skip tracks. It will then switch devices to the new one. Simply select your Pixel Buds from the Bluetooth menu of the desired device.

Back in March, we mistakenly reported that the Pixel Buds had received an update which enabled the double-tap gesture for track advancement.

Google Pixel Buds now lets users double tap to skip to the next song. This is useful if you don't want them to start playing music accidentally - something the headphones were prone to when handling thanks to the large touch-sensitive area. You'll need to turn that on in the Google Assistant application on your phone though.

Google adds new gestures and pairing features to Pixel Buds

Maybe I'm being too picky, but I wish on/off were active quadruple-tap.

The Google Pixel Buds are getting some useful features. 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 update is starting its rollout today and should be available for everyone by early next week assuming everything goes well.

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