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AUDIO SUNGLASSES

Overview

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OPEN-EAR AUDIO

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ULTRAMODERN MATERIALS

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BLUETOOTH® ENABLED

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UVA/UVB PROTECTION

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INTEGRATED MICROPHONE 

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BOSE AR ENABLED

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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.

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SIGHT & SOUND

From the patented acoustic chambers to the premium lenses, Bose Frames are designed for sun and sound. Explore the features to see how it all comes together.

Miniaturised Bose speakers
Precisely positioned to direct sound at you and away from everyone else.

Shatter and scratch resistant
Designed to survive life on the go.

Nylon rims
Scratch resistant and subtly transparent.

Uniformly tinted
Blocks up to 99% of UVA/UVB rays.

Metal hinges
Stainless steel hinges finished in gold.

One-button control
Power on/off. Accept/reject calls. Play/pause music. And access Siri or the Google Assistant.

Open-ear design
Engage with your world, while enjoying your music.

NOTHING IN OR ON YOUR EARS

It’s a new way to listen. One that leaves you free to hear and interact with the world around you, all while discreetly listening to music.

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Men wearing Bose Frames Alto with Mirrored Silver lenses and Gradient Blue lenses

LOVE YOUR LOOK

Choose the look that best fits you with the Bose Frames Lens Collection. Featuring a selection of limited-edition colours, these replacement lenses are easy to interchange for a look that’s all your own.

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Bose Frames Rondo

EXPLORE THE COLLECTION

Bose Frames Rondo are classic yet distinct with rounded lenses and a slightly smaller fit.

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One app.
Complete control.

The Bose Connect app gives you easy access to everything your product has to offer. Get tips, unlock Bose AR and personalise your settings, so you can spend more time enjoying the music instead of setting it up.

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Bose AR is a first-of-its-kind audio augmented reality platform, combining the power of next-gen Bose audio products with innovative mobile apps. For iPhone and iPad users with a Bose AR-enabled product, open the Bose Connect app to access a showcase of Bose AR-enhanced apps with links to download them. (Apps for Android users are in development. Bose AR features and availability may vary.)

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#BoseFrames

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Specs

Dimensions

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

Additional details

  • Bluetooth range: 9 m (30 ft)
  • Battery charging time: Up to 2 hours
  • Battery life: Up to 3.5 hours of streaming music playback
  • 832029-0010B, 838211-0010A

WHAT’S IN THE BOX

  • Bose Frames Alto
  • Carry case
  • Charging cable
  • Cloth bag
Alto side view
Alto front view
Rated 5 out of 5 by from incredible sound! I couldn't believe the Alto Style Bose sunglasses/headphones would really work as showed. I've been using them now for around two weeks and was surprised! What a fantastic innovative product! I had already loaded the Bose Connect from the App Store on to my iPhone XS and within seconds I was experiencing such a wonderful Bose experience as the Bluetooth music from my phone was pleasantly all around me. I asked my son if he could hear the music and he said No. He was equally amazed as I continued to be at the quality of the sound the sunglasses put out. I have used them everyday since then and I am absolutely bowled over with the enjoyment I get whilst wearing them whilst shielding the sun from my eyes at the same time. One wonderful feature of the Bose Alto Style sunglasses is that whilst enjoying the music you are fully aware of what is going on around you and easily able to have conversations with others instead as I normally have to do and turn off and take off my current Bluetooth headphones. But most amazingly when I cycle I am also move aware of traffic and sound around so they are in my opinion the first headphones that I know of that keep you safer as well. Generally battery life is very good as on average I have been able to listen to music for around 4 hours on a full charge. I can without any doubt highly recommend the Alto Style glasses as a must have fashion, entertainment and safety accessory.
Date published: 2019-07-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from feel like a Bose I've had these for a month and couldn't be happier. The sound quality is fantastic and the added bonus of being able to make phone calls was brilliant. However, if it's slightly windy/busy locations it doesn't work that well whilst on the phone only. When in the office or at home it is crystal clear. A few people made negative comments about the design as if you don't realise they play music they do look a little bulky on the sides but front on for me the design is good. This product got me walking for no reason and even got me going to my local parks gym as I wanted to see if they would be annoying whilst exercising but to be honest they stuck to my face and not at any point was I worried about them falling off, a massive plus. Skipping tracks, pausing and using siri with the button on the side was so simple that everyone got it instantly. Lastly, when up at full volume I literally can't hear someone talking to me when they are stood more than 5 yards away so it does drown out outside noise if you want it too.
Date published: 2019-07-01
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FAQs

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? What happens if I have several Bluetooth-enabled devices in my house?

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.

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