Google had for many who pre-ordered a Pixel 8 machine: the corporate tossed in a Pixel Watch 2 or Pixel Buds Professional at no cost. Whereas the brand new handsets are actually in the marketplace and that supply is now not accessible, you haven’t essentially missed out.
A bundle of the Pixel 8 Professional and Pixel Watch 2 has . Provided that the Pixel Watch 2 prices $349, you’ll successfully be getting the wearable at no cost.
Together with the Tensor G3 chip and new shows, the Pixel 8 lineup provides genuinely helpful AI options. Intuitive photograph enhancing, the flexibility to generate a customized wallpaper and with the ability to take away distracting ambient noises utilizing Audio Magic Eraser are all main plus factors. We gave the Pixel 8 Professional thanks to those components together with others resembling a significant enchancment to battery life, the addition of a temperature sensor and a really welcome extension of software program assist to seven years.
As for the Pixel Watch 2, we really feel that it’s a worthy enchancment over the unique mannequin that’s serving to Google catch as much as rival smartwatches. We gave it a rating of 79 in our evaluate, highlighting facets resembling much better battery life (which was ), an important heart-rate sensor and the slick design. We took subject with among the software program quirks although, together with the dearth of wi-fi charging and the actual fact that you must hook up with Wi-Fi to sync the machine.
That’s not the one bundle Amazon has on sale. You’ll be able to successfully get a set of Pixel Buds Professional at no cost if you purchase a Pixel 8 bundle, .
We gave the Pixel 8 . Storage tops out at 256GB (you can deck out the Pixel 8 Pro with up to 1TB of storage, by comparison), the lack of mmWave 5G support and no pro camera controls were our major negatives. That said, while it doesn’t have quite as many bells and whistles as the Pixel 8 Pro, it’s still a great smartphone.
Meanwhile, we feel that the Pixel Buds Pro are Google’s best earbuds to date. In our review last year, we . They deliver solid bass and good active noise cancellation performance, but at the time of our review we felt that the call quality and transparency mode were lacking.
Google has been improving the earbuds over time with software updates. with call quality enhancements and a feature that pauses music and activates transparency mode when the Pixel Buds Pro detect that you’re speaking.
These bundles should help to offset the $100 Google tacked onto the price of each phone compared with the Pixel 7 lineup. You can check out the full Pixel 8 sale at Amazon, but you’ll need to act quickly if you’re interested in either of bundle we’ve highlighted here. The deals are only available until 11:59PM PT on October 16 or while stocks last.
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