A MODERN CLASSIC
BOSE AR ENABLED
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.
Stainless-steel hinges plated in gold and scratch-resistant, subtly transparent nylon frames add a premium look.
Blocks up to 99% of UVA/UVB rays.
Gesture control for volume
Turn the volume up/down by pressing and holding the button and looking right/left—without taking out your phone.
Power on/off. Accept/reject calls. Play/pause music. And access Siri or the Google Assistant.
Engage with your world, while enjoying your music.
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.
The most important part of Bose Frames is how you feel when you wear them. Visit a store to try them on and experience their revolutionary audio first-hand. You can even take them home. Pick a pair online or in store and wear them for 30 days in the wild. If you decide they’re not for you, just send them back.
The Bose Connect app gives you easy access to everything your product has to offer. Get tips and personalise your settings, so you can spend more time enjoying the music instead of setting it up. The app is also your portal for making Frames better. Download software updates to unlock new product features—like Press & Turn gesture control to change the volume of your phone while it stays in your pocket or bag.
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, iPad and Android 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. Bose AR functionality and availability varies.
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Frames Alto S/M
51 mm / 16 mm / 155 mm
(Lens width / Distance between lenses / Temple length)
Frames Alto M/L
52 mm / 18 mm / 162 mm
(Lens width / Distance between lenses / Temple length)
- Weight:45 g
- Bluetooth range: 9 m (30 ft)
- Battery charging time: Up to 2 hours
- Battery life: Up to 3.5 hours of streaming music playback
WHAT’S IN THE BOX
- Bose Frames Alto
- Carry case
- Charging cable
- Cloth bag
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, but polarised lenses for Bose Frames can be purchased separately.
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.
How do I control the volume on Bose Frames?
You can adjust the volume by using Press & Turn volume control or by using the volume controls on your mobile device.
What is Press & Turn volume control?
Press & Turn volume control allows you to adjust the volume using the button on your Frames.
To adjust the volume, press and hold the button while turning your head. To increase, turn to the right. To decrease, turn to the left. Once you find the right volume level, let go of the button. To change the volume in larger intervals, turn your head slowly.
You hear a tone when the volume reaches the maximum or minimum level.
How do I enable Press & Turn volume control?
When you update your Frames in the Bose Connect app, follow the screens to turn on Press & Turn volume control.
To turn this feature on or off later, find Press & Turn Volume in the Settings menu in the Bose Connect app.
What apps work with Bose Frames?
As 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
Are Bose Frames enabled with Bose AR?
Yes. Bose Frames will receive over-the-air updates via the Bose Connect app. For iPhone, iPad and Android users with a Bose AR-enabled product, the first step is to open the Bose Connect app (version 8.0 or later) and confirm that your product’s firmware is up to date. Then you’ll have access to a showcase of Bose AR-enhanced apps with links to download them. iPhone, iPad and Android apps are available now, with more in development.
The availability and functionality of Bose AR may vary.
What is Bose AR?
Bose AR is a first-of-its-kind audio augmented reality platform that makes astonishing new audio experiences possible. Combining the power of wearable audio products, mobile devices and integrated apps, Bose AR can augment your world with content for your ears instead of your eyes. The availability and functionality of Bose AR may vary.
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), skip forwards (double press) and skip 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.