Introducing Bose AR
Our world is filled with so many wonderful things to hear and to see. But we miss so much because we spend so much time looking down, staring at screens. We know we're better than this. But how can we get what we want from our devices — without constantly looking at them?
Bose AR is a first-of-its-kind audio augmented reality platform that makes astonishing new audio experiences possible by helping you stay connected to your digital world and stay engaged in the physical world at the same time.
The first Bose AR-enabled products and Bose AR-enhanced apps are now available. We invite you to try Bose AR for yourself, or join the growing list of partners helping us to help everyone experience life heads up, hands free, and ears amazed.
Sounds like fun
This year, for the first time ever, the official Coachella mobile app was enhanced with Bose AR. So festival-goers wearing Bose Frames could access exclusive audio content, like notifications when their favorite artists were about to take the stage and more.
Bose AR-enhanced apps
Combining the power of wearable audio products, mobile devices, and integrated apps, Bose AR unlocks the potential to experience fundamentally new ways to travel, exercise, learn, play, and more by augmenting your world with content for your ears instead of your eyes. For iPhone and iPad users with a Bose AR-enabled product, the first step is to open the Bose Connect app (version 8.0 or later is required) and confirm 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 and iPad apps are available now. Android apps are in development. Bose AR availability and functionality varies.
With Bose AR, these apps prove the journey matters more than the destination, and how you get there is more important than when.
NAVIGUIDE AR BY NAVISENS
While wearing a Bose AR-enabled product, simply look and tap to hear information about nearby attractions and points of interest, and to get accurate navigation to get you there fast.
Using landmark-based directions and the power of Bose AR, instead of telling you to turn left in 0.3 miles, Walc might say, "Turn left at the McDonald’s."
These apps channel the power of Bose AR to offer unforgettable experiences by engaging your mind and your body.
An evil computer is intent on taking over the world. Wearing a Bose AR-enabled product, you’re a secret agent — and the only one who stands in its way.
HEAD GAMES BY EARPLAY
Use your body and your voice to participate in this story of an extraterrestrial arrival — or is it an alien invasion?
A story told without words and pictures, only sound — with the plot changing based on how you’re moving.
Using Bose AR, these apps keep you moving — while you keep your hands free.
Wear a Bose AR-enabled product to hear a virtual caddy guide you to your best round of golf on over 45,000 courses worldwide.
Work out smarter, not harder, with exercises that adapt to how you move. Coming in 2019.
Bose AR-enabled products
Bose AR-enabled products have motion sensors embedded inside that can detect your head orientation and body movement while you wear them. Bose AR-enhanced apps can then use this information along with location data from your mobile device to offer you audio content tailored to where you are and what you’re doing. Bose AR availability and functionality varies.
QC35 headphones II
Bose AR SDK
For developers, we’ve released the Bose AR SDK beta version, a lightweight development kit for head-tracking, accelerometer, and compass access in Bose wearable audio products. We also offer getting started guides, FAQs, forums, and additional support, along with conferences, meetups, workshops, and code jams.
Bose AR Fund
We’ve created the Bose AR Fund to invest in partners that create apps, services, content, or technologies that enhance or extend the Bose AR platform. We aim to support startups of any size or stage. If you’re ready to push today’s boundaries to reach tomorrow’s possibilities, we’d love to hear from you.