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An even better way to use your favorite Google apps.
Pixel phones have all the best of Google, from Google Wallet to Google Assistant.

The phone in your pocket is most helpful when it’s packed with the apps you need.

Google Pixel phones, tablets, watches, and earbuds are engineered by Google for personalized help throughout your day. So you can save time, live better, and do more of the things you enjoy. For Doug Anderson, Google Pixel was helpful when he was planning a dinner out with his wife and two daughters in Chicago. He recalled Coco Pazzo, a popular Italian restaurant downtown, but since he hadn’t been there in years, he’d forgotten the best route from his suburban home. 

Google Maps helped him out. From his Google Pixel, Anderson opened the preloaded app on his phone, navigated to a reservation link, and selected a table for a Saturday night.2 When the evening arrived, the built-in GPS in Google Maps gave him turn-by-turn directions along the quickest route to Coco Pazzo. “It was a seamless drive to the restaurant and took 25 minutes,” he says. With the Google Maps app on the Pixel Watch, it’s easy to find the way from a parking spot to the restaurant. 

Because phones play such a big role in our lives, you need one that gives you fast access to the apps and services you use every day.
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All your favorite apps, in one place 

Because phones play such a big role in our lives, you need one that gives you fast access to the apps and services you use every day, such as Google Maps,2 Google Wallet,3 and Google Assistant.1

These Google apps come loaded on every Pixel and are powered by all the smarts of Google, including the Tensor chip. Because Pixel devices work better together, you can access apps on your phone from your Google Pixel Watch, or through Google Assistant with your Pixel Buds Pro.

Pixel Buds are useful when you’re touring a new city on foot and want to keep your eyes on the sights. Running errands and need to reach the local hardware store? Use Google Maps on your Pixel phone, watch, or earbuds to find your way with ease.4 Just ask Google to get turn-by-turn directions right in your ear or on your wrist using Google Maps with Pixel Buds or the Pixel Watch. And before you head out of the house, you can ask Google on your Nest Hub or Nest Hub Max for directions and traffic conditions, and they’ll automatically be sent to your phone. You can also ask Google Assistant to make a call from your Pixel Buds, so you can keep your hands free to carry your bags.1

Get help paying the tab

When vacationing in Israel, Aliza Knox found it easier to use Google Wallet than pay with a card. She was out with her cousin who lives there, to celebrate his wife’s birthday at a restaurant in the ancient port of Jaffa. Live Translate, which translates more than 48 languages, helped Knox read the menu.5

Knox picked up the bill and paid with Google Wallet, which lets you store your credit and debit cards and pay quickly from your Pixel phone or Pixel Watch.3

To make a payment with the Pixel Watch, look for a place that accepts contactless payments or GPay, double-press the crown, and your default credit card will show on the face. Hold the face near the payment terminal, and when you hear the chime, you’ve paid your check. 

Knox checked the tab, added the tip, tapped the screen, and headed back to the hotel. “It’s fast and easier than having to dig around for your credit card,” she says. “I use Fingerprint Unlock on the phone, so it’s easy to authenticate it.” 

A phone is only as good as what it can do for you. With all the software and services loaded on Pixel phones and the Pixel Watch, fast help is always within reach.

Takeaways
Pixel is powered by all the smarts of Google, including the Tensor chipAsk Google Assistant to make a call from your Pixel Buds, so you can keep your hands free1 Google apps come loaded on every Pixel, including Google Maps to help you get to your destination,2 and Google Wallet to give you an easy way to pay when you arrive3
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  1. Requires a Google Assistant-enabled Android 6.0 or newer device, Google Account, and an internet connection. Data rates may apply. Translation not available in all languages or countries. Not available on all media or apps. See g.co/pixel/livetranslate for more information.

  2. Google apps and services are not available in all countries or languages. Data rates may apply.

  3. Google Pay is not available in all countries or languages. Data rates may apply.

  4. Devices sold separately.

  5. Not available in all languages or countries. Not available on all media or apps. See g.co/pixel/livetranslate for more information. Translation may not be instantaneous.