New Pixel features have just dropped

Updates include new features for first-gen Pixel Watch, expanded features to older Pixel phones and more.

The latest Pixedl feature drop is here and we couldn’t be more excited with improvements to Call Screen, expanded health features for the first-gen Pixel Watch and new productivity tools for Pixel Tablet.

Screen your calls on Pixel phones

Call Screen is getting even better and can now help get a call started when the caller is silent. With this update, you’ll see a ‘hello’ chip when a caller is unresponsive. Simply tap the button while screening a call, and Google Assistant will prompt the caller to speak, so you can understand why they’re trying to reach you. If you can’t answer your screened call right away, Google Assistant will let the caller know to wait a bit longer as they try to reach you.

Two side-by side images of a Pixel 8 with the new Call Screen feature on-screen.

Photos and videos, directly on Instagram

Your Pixel phone records stunning video with brilliant colors, brighter intensity and higher contrast. You can now capture and share vivid 10-bit HDR videos directly on Instagram Reels, and upload and share beautiful Ultra HDR photos on your Instagram feed.

Circle to Search expands to Pixel 7

Circle to Search is a new way to search anything on your Pixel 8 and Pixel 8 Pro. And soon, Circle to Search will be available on Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Pro, so you can get more information from Search, without switching apps. Simply long-press the Pixel home button or navigation bar and circle, scribble, highlight or tap an image, text, or video, and get the information you need right where you are.

Track your workouts with even more options

Are you training for a race and want to achieve a certain pace goal or trying to push yourself to run faster? With Pace Training on first-gen Pixel Watch, you can use your device to set a goal pace during an exercise to know when you are within your target, thanks to its built-in GPS and motion sensors. And when you fall outside of your target pace, you’ll get haptics and voice cues on the watch when paired with Pixel Buds Pro.

If heart rate zones are your goal, you can now use Heart Zone Training on your first-gen Pixel Watch to monitor the time you spend in each of your personal heart rate zones, based on your resting heart rate and fitness levels, to help optimize and guide your workouts. You can also set personal targets and turn on haptic notifications and voice alerts for when you move from one heart rate zone to another.

With a completely redesigned workouts user interface, which includes larger text and brighter colors, you can easily see your workout stats at a glance for pace and heart rate so you can stay focused and on track.

In addition to auto-pause, we are bringing auto-start and auto-stop to your first-gen Pixel Watch, so you no longer have to manually begin or end a workout. Your Pixel Watch will now automatically start and stop your workouts directly from your wrist when it detects the activity. This works for running, walking, elliptical, spinning, outdoor bike, treadmill and rowing.

Two side-by-side images of the first-gen Pixel Watch showcasing Pace Training and Heart Zone Training.

Take a breath for peace of mind

After a workout or whenever you want to take a moment to calm your body and mind, you can now use the Fitbit Relax app on first-gen Pixel Watch to guide you through a breathing exercise right on your wrist. You can track how many moments of mindfulness you’ve completed over time directly through the app.

First-gen Pixel Watch showing on-device Relax app.

Get public transit directions on your wrist

Google Maps on Wear OS can now give you public transit directions on your Pixel Watch to help find the best route. You’ll see different transit options, real-time departure times and a compass-enabled map view to guide you to your destination. Start a trip from your phone to see directions on your watch, or if you have an LTE-enabled watch you can start a trip right from your wrist.

Screen share exactly what you want to

Sometimes you don’t want to share your entire screen on a video call. With app screen sharing you can share exactly what you want. Instead of showing your entire screen, share just one app at a time when you cast, record or present in a video call on your Pixel Tablet, Pixel Fold or Pixel 5a with 5G and newer phones.

An image of app screen sharing on Pixel Tablet.

Easily pair your devices

We’re introducing a new and improved way to quickly pair your devices that were previously used with your account in your Connected Devices settings page. You can now access previously set up Bluetooth accessories on your new phone or tablet and Fast Pair will help you connect your devices.

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