Google has launched a pair of wireless headphones that incorporate its voice assistant feature, meaning they can translate 40 languages in real time. Equipped with Google Assistant, the in-ear headphones offer real-time translation of languages including English, French, Chinese and Finnish. They are also able to send dictated texts and give directions. The translation feature is enabled when users hold down a button on the right earbud, and instruct the Google Assistant to help them speak the language required. Then, as they talk, the Pixel smartphone that the Pixel Buds are connected to plays the translation out loud. When listening to a response, the correct translation is played back through the headphones.