It’s amazing the difference music can make when working out. Your favourite playlist coming through on a solid pair of headphones or earbuds can help energize and provide better focus so you can perform your best. You only have to look at the professional athletes who listen to their music before game time to “get in the zone”. That’s why you should consider a pair of the new Google Pixel Buds Pro when exercising.

We were gifted a pair and had the opportunity to test a pair out before they hit the market. We put them through the typical fitness routine for those living in the Edmonton area. Running stairs in the River Valley, doing a workout in the gym, taking a bike ride in the great city trail system, and even doing some yoga. Here are the top 10 reasons we found to use the Google Pixel Buds Pro when exercising.

1. Premium sound with Active Noise Cancellation

Google Pixel Buds Pro create a quiet foundation so your music can shine. Active Noise Cancellation with Silent Seal™ adapts to your unique ear shape, and the earbuds fit in your ear canal to maximize the amount of noise blocked. Rather than using an off-the-shelf Active Noise Cancellation solution, Pixel Buds Pro use an integrated system developed by Google, with a custom processor, custom algorithms, and custom speakers. Great for tuning out those gym pals who take you away fro your workout when you’re trying to have a good sweat.


2. Never miss out on bass with Volume EQ

On many earbuds, bass disappears when you lower the volume, leaving your music sounding tinny and weak. Google Pixel Buds Pro bring full and rich sound at any level with Volume EQ, dynamically adapting to your listening volume and making subtle tweaks to the frequency curve. For example, when you lower the volume, Pixel Buds Pro increase the bass while ensuring mid and high frequencies are balanced.

3. Stay present with Transparency mode

Use Transparency mode for the moments when you don’t want to be fully immersed, like when running or crossing streets. Pixel Buds Pro process a wide range of frequencies with low latency to keep the audio sounding natural and in sync. This custom integration lets sound enter in real time, so you can keep on moving almost as if you weren’t wearing earbuds.


4. Multipoint connectivity

Pixel Buds Pro can automatically change sound sources from one device to another. Easily go from music on your phone to video calls on your laptop without needing to click into Bluetooth menus. Multipoint connectivity helps you automatically switch between compatible devices including Android, iOS, tablets, and laptops.

5. Crystal clear calls

Get crystal clear calls on your Google Pixel Buds Pro even in loud and windy places, thanks to beam forming mics, a voice accelerometer, and wind-blocking mesh covers. Pixel Buds Pro use bone conduction to analyze vibrations near your jaw area to pick out your voice so you can be heard loud and clear wherever you are – whether you’re on a noisy street or at home with loud roommates. We get that you want to focus on your workouts when in the gym, but also recognize that we all lead busy lives and you might need to step away to take that important call.

6. Elevated design

Listen in comfort and style with your Pixel Buds Pro. With premium coatings, a soft matte texture, and a two-toned design, they sit flush in your ears. The pebble-like case feels comfortable in your hand and easily fits in your pocket. Pixel Buds Pro come in four colors: Charcoal, Fog, Coral, and Lemongrass. Because everyone’s ears are shaped differently, Google scanned thousands of ears to create a design that’s comfortable for as many people as possible. Sensors constantly measure the pressure in your ear canal so the earbuds can actively relieve it and stay comfortable. Eartips in three sizes ensure your earbuds can be customized to best fit your unique ear shape.


7. Hands-free help

Talk to Google Assistant hands-free to start your workout music, send a quick text, or even get live translation – just say “Hey Google” and stay focused on what’s in front of you while on the go.

8. Touch controls make it easy

Important controls are a touch away, so you don’t have to pull out your phone. Tap your earbud once to play/pause, twice to skip, or three times to rewind, and simply swipe horizontally to increase or decrease the volume. To access Active Noise Cancellation, just touch and hold.

9. Water and sweat resistant

Pixel Buds Pro are water and sweat resistant, so rainy days and sweaty workouts are no problem. We have found over the years that so many other models would slip out of our ears when we got the sweat flowing. That wasn’t a problem with the Google Pixel Buds Pro.

10. Battery life and wireless charging

The custom processor is tuned for power efficiency so you can get more out of your battery. Get up to 7 hours of listening time on a single charge with Active Noise Cancellation on, and up to 20 hours with the charging case. Plus, charge the Google Pixel Buds Pro wirelessly with Pixel Stand or other Qi-certified chargers. A 5-minute charge in the case gives you up to 1 hour of listening time with Active Noise Cancellation on.


Final Take

Even though we were gifted a pair of the Google Pixel Buds Pro, we’ve added them to our gym bag and made them our go to. We’ve tried out and tested so many pairs of performance earbuds over the years and between the noise cancelling found in these and the fit and comfort during our workouts, we have no issue putting the YEG Fitness stamp of approval behind them. We use them ourselves and know you’ll find them great too for whatever fitness and wellness means to you.