The good news is that if you don’t particularly fancy the Pixel Buds, the good news is that Google is now bringing real-time translation capabilities to all Google Assistant-powered headphones. This is according to a report from Droid-Life where they discovered a Google support page for the Pixel Buds where it reads, “Google Translate is available on all Assistant-optimized headphones and Android phones.”
Further testing by Droid-Life found that the change made to the support page was accurate (as opposed to made in error) as they found that real-time translation worked on non-Pixel devices such as the Essential Phone. This means that if you have a Google Assistant powered headphone like the Bose QC35 II, you should not have any issues using real-time translation with it.
While the Translate app already does real-time translations via the “Conversation” feature, using them on your headphones might be more practical and convenient in certain cases, so if you do own a pair of Google Assistant-enabled headphones, it might be worth checking out.