Bose Frames Alto Audio Sunglasses

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Sunglasses. With a soundtrack. Audio sunglasses Rich, immersive sound Open-ear audio   Overview Meet Bose Frames, the first audio sunglasses from Bose. Hidden in each of the temples are miniaturized Bose electronics. They produce rich, immersive sound for you, while others hear practically nothing. It’s a revolutionary open-ear audio experience......


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Sunglasses. With a soundtrack.

  • Audio sunglasses
  • Rich, immersive sound
  • Open-ear audio

 

Overview

Meet Bose Frames, the first audio sunglasses from Bose. Hidden in each of the temples are miniaturized Bose electronics. They produce rich, immersive sound for you, while others hear practically nothing. It’s a revolutionary open-ear audio experience that leaves you free to engage with the world around you — all while discreetly listening to music. Choose from two timeless styles enriched with premium accents and materials, like gold-plated hinges. Alto offers a classic angular look, while Rondo is more distinct with rounded lenses and a slightly smaller fit. Bose Frames include a seamlessly integrated microphone for taking calls and accessing Siri and your Google Assistant. They block up to 99% of UVA/UVB rays. And they make connecting easy with Bluetooth®. Setup is easy, too. Simply put them on. Turn them on. And the Bose Connect app walks you through the rest. It even enhances your Bose Frames over time by unlocking new features via free software updates, like Bose AR. Coming soon.


Key Features

Audio sunglasses
Sunglasses enhanced with Bose sound.

Rich, immersive sound
Miniaturized Bose electronics produce rich, immersive sound for you, while others hear practically nothing.

Open-ear audio
Stay connected to the world around you while discreetly listening to music with a revolutionary open-ear audio design.

A modern classic
With its classic angular shape and commanding lenses, Bose Frames Alto remixes the most iconic sunglasses silhouette in history with Bose sound.

Microphone for calls
Make and take clear phone calls and access Siri and your Google Assistant with the seamlessly integrated microphone.

UVA/UVB protection
Block up to 99% of UVA/UVB rays with uniformly tinted lenses.

Bluetooth connectivity
Stay connected and wireless with Bluetooth® connectivity.

Bose Connect app
Simple setup via the Bose Connect app.

Bose AR enabled
Free software updates will unlock new functionality, like Bose AR. Coming soon.

Protective case and charging cable included
Protective case, microfiber pouch, and magnetic charging cable — all included.

Frames Alto: Larger fit
52 mm / 18 mm / 162 mm
(Lens width / Distance between lenses / Temple length)

 

Features
Sunglasses. With a soundtrack.

 

Meet Bose Frames Alto, the first audio sunglasses from Bose. Miniaturised speakers—hidden in the temples—produce rich, immersive sound for you, while others hear practically nothing. It’s a revolutionary personal audio experience embedded in a classic design.

 

Sound for you. And only you.

 

It’s the result of exclusive technologies and custom speakers precisely positioned to direct sound at you and away from everyone else. And with nothing in or on your ears, you’re free to hear your world—all while discreetly listening to music.

 

Timeless style.

 

Bose Frames Alto are enriched with premium accents and materials. Alto offers a classic angular look in a larger size. For a more distinctive design with rounded lenses and a smaller fit, Bose Frames Rondo are available.

 

Premium materials. Premium comfort.

 

Metal hinges. Nylon rims. Lenses that won’t easily scratch or shatter. For a wearable to be worth wearing, it needs to look right, feel right and survive life on the go. That’s why Bose Frames Alto are made from materials as modern as their concept. They’re meticulously moulded for comfort and built to last.

 

The world of Bose AR.

 

Bose Frames aren’t just for music. They’re also your portal to Bose AR, a first-of-its-kind audio augmented reality platform, where you can explore new ways to travel, exercise, learn, play and more. Every pair of Bose Frames is Bose AR enabled, unlocked through a simple software update.

 

Love your look.

 

From Mirrored Silver to Gradient Blue, choose the look that best fits you with the Bose Frames Lens Collection. Featuring a selection of limited-edition colours—each sold separately—these replacement lenses are easy to interchange for a look that’s all your own. They block up to 99% of UVA/UVB rays. Polarised options are available. And they’re forged from premium materials to ensure they won’t easily scratch or shatter.

 

Legal

 

The availability and functionality of Bose AR may vary. Bose AR-enhanced apps are currently available for iPhone and iPad users only. Apps for Android devices are in development.

 

Bose, Bose Frames and Bose Lenses are trademarks of Bose Corporation. 832029-0010B, 838211-0010A.

 

The Bluetooth ® word mark is a registered trademark owned by Bluetooth SIG, Inc. and any use of such mark by Bose Corporation is under licence.

 

FAQ
Do Bose Frames have UVA/B protection

 

Yes. Bose Frames are 99% UVA/UVB protected. 

 

Are Bose Frames water and/or sweat resistant

 

No. Frames have protection against dripping water (IPX2 rating). They are not meant to be submerged under water, such as use during swimming or other water sports. 

 

Are Bose Frames polarised

 

No.

 

Can I use Bose Frames to make phone calls

 

Yes. A call can be answered and ended by pressing the multi-function button. 

 

What are the audio connection options for Bose Frames

 

Bose Frames support industry-standard Bluetooth A2DP and Bluetooth HFP for phone calls.

 

Do Bose Frames support Wi-Fi® or WiDi®

 

No. The wireless connection for Bose Frames is Bluetooth only. 

 

What is the range of the Bluetooth performance of Bose Frames

 

The Bluetooth connection for Bose Frames is capable of stable operation at up to 9 m (30 ft). Performance can be affected by obstacles such as walls or metal, interference from Wi-Fi or other wireless devices and device manufacturers’ Bluetooth implementations.

 

How many devices can pair with Bose Frames at once

 

Bose Frames keep track of the last eight devices to have paired and connected with them, dropping the least recently used when a new one is paired.

When in Bluetooth mode, Bose Frames search for and connect to the most recently connected active Bluetooth-enabled device. If that device is unavailable, Bose Frames will attempt the next most recently connected device.

If you wish to connect to another device, even one previously paired, you must power off Bose Frames by flipping them upside down for two seconds. Then, press and hold the button on the right temple until you hear “Ready to connect” and the status light slowly blinks white.

 

What apps work with Bose Frames

 

Since Bose Frames use Bluetooth connectivity, you can access any app that’s on your mobile device. Some examples include:

Music services like Spotify® and Apple Music
Voice communication apps like Skype and WhatsApp
Navigation apps like Google Maps or Waze
Eventually with Bose AR, fitness, gaming and travel apps

 

Are Bose Frames enabled with Bose AR

 

Yes. Bose Frames will receive over-the-air updates via the Bose Connect app. Software updates will unlock new features as they become available, such as new Bose AR experiences created by third-party developers—coming soon. 

 

What is Bose AR

 

Bose AR is the world’s first audio augmented reality platform that will enable customers to seamlessly enhance moments in their everyday life with audio.

From a technology perspective, the platform consists of truly aware audio devices that allow you to enjoy your digital audio alongside your real-world environment, a robust collection of sensors that enable a new heads-up, hands-free user interface, and developer libraries that enable partners to create new audio experiences in areas such as music, gaming, fitness, travel and communications.

A number of third-party developers are actively developing experiences for Bose AR-enabled devices such as Bose Frames. More information coming soon.

 

What is the battery performance of Bose Frames

 

Battery performance varies with the content played and the volume at which it is played. In typical usage, the Bose Frames battery lasts up to 12 hours on standby or up to 3.5 hours of streaming music playback.

 

What is the purpose of the multi-function button

 

When in audio playback mode, the multi-function button allows you to play (single press), pause (single press), track forwards (double press) and track backwards (triple press).

When there is an incoming call, pressing the multi-function button will answer the call and pressing and holding it will reject the call. During an active call, pressing the button will end the call.

To trigger the voice assistant, press and hold the multi-function button to access Siri on an iOS device or the Google Assistant on an Android device.

The button is also used to power off Bose Frames. Simply double press and hold the button to turn off the device.

 

  • Sunglasses with built-in Bose speakers that produce rich, immersive sound for you, while others hear practically nothing

  • Open-ear audio allows you to stay aware of your surroundings, while enjoying your music

  • Classic style enriched with premium accents and materials, like gold-plated hinges

  • Integrated microphone for clear calls and access to your phone’s voice assistant

  • Blocks up to 99% of UVA/UVB rays

  • Bluetooth® connectivity for easy pairing

  • Personalised settings, access to future updates and more—available through the Bose Connect app

  • Bose AR enabled—a first-of-its-kind audio augmented reality platform

  • Customise your look with optional replacement lenses from the Bose Frames Lens Collection.