Real-time language translation no longer exclusive to Google Pixel Buds : The one major feature that was exclusive to Pixel Buds was the accessory’s ability to use Google Translate to convert real-time speech from a foreign language into your primary language. Note how we used the past tense in the previous sentence. That’s because an update made yesterday to the Pixel Bud’s Google support page changes the wording from “Google Translate on Google Pixel Buds is only available on Pixel phones,” to “Google Translate is available on all Assistant-optimized headphones and Android phones.” For example, the USB-C headphones that come in the box with the Pixel 3 or Pixel 3 XL can translate in real-time.
There are 40 languages that can be translated in real-time using Google Translate, and we can see why Google would want to have this feature offered on all Android phones and headsets that support Google Assistant. Now we will see if the Pixel Buds can survive at a price of $159 without this exclusive.