It might be spooky season already, but we’ve got something decidedly lovely up our sleeves – and it’s not just scare-free, it’s completely free.
Actually, to be clear – we’ve got two freebies up for grabs. All you have to do is claim yours when you buy the new Google Pixel 8 or Pixel 8 Pro this October. This means you get a fabulous phone and a fabulous freebie, all in one go. With the Pixel 8, nab yourself some awesome Pixel Buds Pro (worth £199), and with the Pixel 8 Pro, you can enjoy the brand-spanking-new Pixel Watch 2 Wi-Fi (worth £349.)
See? Not scary at all.
What’s the deal?
We keep it simple, here – so all you have to do is order your new Pixel 8 or Pixel 8 Pro before midnight on Monday the 16thof October 2023, and you’ll qualify to claim your freebie.
Choose the Pixel 8, and you can claim the awesome Pixel Buds Pro (in a range of gorgeous colours, no less.)
Opt for the Pixel 8 Pro, and you can bag yourself the just-released Pixel Watch 2 Wi-Fi.
Either way, you’re saving pennies. Whichever one you choose; you can claim your freebie the same way – save your Proof of Purchase, and you can pop in your claim any time between the 27th of October and 29thof November (but it has to be at least 14 days after you bought the phone.)
Just how good are the Google Pixel Buds Pro?
They’re about as good as it gets – as we’ve come to expect from Google, after all.
Whether you’re big on music or prefer chatting with your buds in, you can expect a next-level sound experience. Unless your mates sound a bit weird on the phone, that is – the Pixel Buds Pro can’t fix people, unfortunately. But they do sound awesome.
You can choose from several lovely colours, including Charcoal, Porcelain, Fog, Coral, Lemongrass or Bay – but remember these are subject to availability, so get your claim in quick!
The Pixel Buds Pro might be small, but they’re mighty alright. Using custom-designed 11mm speaker drivers, you’ll get nuance and power in your audio – and it’s fully customisable thanks to a full 5-band EQ. On top of that, Volume EQ works hard to keep everything sounding consistent and beautifully balanced whether you’re listening at low levels or on full blast.
Speaking of volume, Transparency mode has been designed to make sure you can hear what’s going on around you even as you’re listening to your tunes. Without disturbing your audio experience, it makes sure you can stay aware of your surroundings – and stay safe.
The Pixel Buds Pro combine two brilliant bits of noise cancelling tech – Silent Seal, which helps to lock your buds into your ears to block external noise and Active Noise Cancellation. This makes great use of the custom speakers and processor on board, alongside custom algorithms. The result? Adaptable noise cancelling in any environment, to suit any ear.
Designed to keep up with you, the battery on board the Pixel Buds Pro offers up to 11 hours of straight-up listening time, and up to 31 hours if you have your charging case with you.
Even better, you can charge your buds wirelessly if you happen to have the Pixel Stand or another Qi-compatible charger.
Google have gone all out to make sure that the Pixel Buds Pro are oh-so-comfy, and don’t make your ears feel blocked up and weird.
The eartips provided with the buds have been designed to be mouldable, so they’ll conform to the shape of your ear to fit comfortably, snugly and with a seal that locks in your tunes. If that wasn’t cool enough, there are sensors actively measuring the pressure in your ear at all times, so that the earbuds can make sure you stay comfortable no matter what.
And for those of us who don’t fancy whipping our phone out to skip, pause or adjust the volume, you’ll be pleased to hear that the touch controls on the Pixel Buds Pro keep things simple and allow you to control your media with a little tap or swipe on the buds.
Awesome. But what about the Pixel Watch 2 Wi-Fi?
Have you seen it? If you haven’t, take a moment to admire the circular, domed design and premium finish of this gorgeous, adaptable smartwatch.
Done? Okay, let’s get a bit more specific.
Health by Fitbit.
When the original Pixel Watch was released last year, we were impressed. Now that Google’s had time to refine it, we’re all the more interested – because those refinements offer some seriously cool bits of tech and tracking, and all the more so when it comes to health.
Google’s AI works alongside Fitbit to offer more accurate tracking across a range of areas, including heart rate, skin temperature and signs of stress. It makes sure to alert you when your heart rate goes above or below your average resting BPM, and can even check your heart rhythm for AFib using the ECG app. So, it’s kind of like an episode of House M.D., wrapped up into a watch.
It’s not just about your heart though – Google have made sure that the Pixel Watch 2 helps you take care of overall wellness, keeping you in tune to changes in skin temperature, blood oxygen levels and sleep habits. And when irregularities or concerns arise, it goes above and beyond just notifying you. It also helps you to manage it with on-wrist, in-app tools like guided breathing sessions.
Safety Check is a smart little feature that offers that extra bit of reassurance we all sometimes need. It combines a few clever bits of software to keep you safe, for peace of mind in any environment.
If you’re out at night, alone, and want to make sure you get home safely – Safety Check is the feature for you, allowing you to set a timer that will share your location with a selected contact once it’s up. What does that mean? If you’re out past the time you’ve selected and aren’t home safe, someone your trust will be informed of your location, to check in on you. It might not be a fun scenario to think about, but it’s a seriously helpful feature.
Similarly, Emergency Sharing will share your location and extra info like your phone call status and battery life with a chosen contact or contacts, should you need it. You can also store your medical information on your Pixel Watch 2, in case of an emergency.
Ever had a serious fall or accident and struggled to get to your phone? Fall Detection has you covered and will detect if you’ve had a hard fall and let first responders and emergency contacts know – so you don’t have to.
How long can I get these awesome freebies for?
If you don’t want to miss out, make your move now! These freebies are available on the Pixel 8 and Pixel 8 Pro until October 16th, after which you’ll have missed the window.
Luckily, we’ve got some of the best deals around on these two new handsets, so you don’t have to wait.