Fast Pair was introduced before a few I / Os and is Google's attempt to shape the post-AirPod headphone landscape. Many of the features are similar to those of Apple, but Google's has a decisive edge in one respect: third-party hardware. As with Android, the company focused on making Fast Pair available to as many manufacturers as possible.
This list now includes Libratone, Jaybird, JBL (four models), Cleer, LG (four models), Anker (a pair of headphones and speakers), and of course Google's own Pixel Buds. This week, the company announced a number of key features for fast pair headphones.
New this time is the feature "Search my device", which allows owners to search for missing headsets. The app displays the time and location it was last used, and emits a beep from buds that are still within Bluetooth range.
Also new is the individual battery life for buds and housing. If you open the case near a paired handset, this information will be displayed. All of the above features are available for the approximately 15 headphones that currently have this feature.