Bose Frames Tempo - Refurbished

Bose Frames Tempo - Refurbished

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Original Price $249.00

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A Certified Refurbished Product is one that’s been returned to Bose, for any reason. It’s then thoroughly inspected, tested, and serviced to meet strict Bose sound quality standards — the same as a new product. Appearance is closely examined; products occasionally have minor, nearly imperceptible blemishes. All refurbished products have the same warranty as new products. And are available only from Bose. Quantities are limited.


Designed for sports

engineered for sound

Experience high-quality sound — without headphones. That’s the magic of Bose Frames Tempo: high-performance sport sunglasses with a revolutionary Bose OpenAudio™ design that allows you to hear your music and your surroundings at the same time for a workout unlike any other. With a sweat- and weather-resistant design, a lightweight, aerodynamic nylon frame, and soft, silicone nose pads, Tempo is designed for comfort and performance. It’s the sound you expect from Bose with everything you need from sport sunglasses.

Bose Frames Tempo

Two specially designed Bose speakers

Lightweight, aerodynamic nylon frame

Soft, silicone nose pads (3 options in box)

Polycarbonate Mirrored Black polarized lenses (12% VLT | 99% UVA/B)

Advanced dual-microphone array for calls

Bose Frames Tempo


And secure.

They wouldn’t be performance sunglasses if they didn’t stay put. That’s why we precision engineered Bose Frames Tempo to feel like they’re a part of you, from the soft, silicone nose pads to the flexible temple grips to the custom spring hinges that hold just tight enough to stay secure and just light enough to stay forgotten. Because on the ninth mile, all you should feel is your runner’s high, not your sunglasses.

Blood, sweat, and tears.

Rain, too.

On the path to perfection, you face it all. Your sunglasses do, too. That’s why these IPX4 water-resistant sport sunglasses were designed to survive the elements. The polycarbonate polarized lenses are scratch- and shatter-resistant. The TR-90 nylon frame is rugged and durable. And a specially designed acoustic mesh in the ports helps keep out water and debris.

Woman biker wearing Bose Frames Tempo with Road Orange Lenses

Nothing in or on your ears

That’s the difference. It’s a revolutionary Open Ear Audio™ experience that frees you from headphones so you can stay aware of your surroundings — traffic, pedestrians, whatever you run up against when exercising outside. And when you need more motivation, just turn it up. With specially designed Bose speakers, one embedded in each temple, Bose Frames Tempo play louder and deeper than all other audio sunglasses so you can feel the music, and the endorphins, even over the rush of the wind when cycling at speeds of 25 mph.

Switch lenses. In seconds.

Interchangeable sport lenses make Bose Frames Tempo multi-sport ready. Swap lenses in seconds to match your current terrain and lighting conditions.

The effect of using Road Orange lenses on the left and the naked eye on the right

Left: Road Orange lenses | Right: Naked eye

Road orange

Medium-light lenses ideal for road running and cycling, helps reduce eye strain and fatigue caused by bright light and glare on the open road.

20% VLT

20% VLT

Road Orange lenses


Medium- to low-light lenses designed for the filtered light of shaded trails. Sharpen details in uneven terrain while reducing bright light. Ideal for trail running and mountain biking.

28% VLT

28% VLT

Trail Blue lenses
The effect of using Trail Blue lenses on the left and the naked eye on the right

Left: Trail Blue lenses | Right: Naked eye

The effect of using Twilight Yellow lenses on the left and the naked eye on the right

Left: Twilight Yellow lenses | Right: Naked eye



Low-light lenses, ideal for evening or early morning training, helps brighten trails and enhance visibility in dark, cloudy, or foggy environments.

77% VLT

77% VLT

Twilight Yellow lenses

Test drive

Take them for a spin outside, risk free. Not happy? Return within 90 days for a full refund.

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We have a risk-free, 90-day return policy. You can also exchange them for up to 90 days. There’s no restocking fee.

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Free standard shipping for orders of $50 or more.

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Our service continues long after the sale. Technical support is available for the life of your product.

Looking for everyday style?

Performance doesn’t stop after the race. Neither does your wardrobe. Shop our latest fashion styles for more ways to add sound to your style. These luxe silhouettes flaunt polarized lenses and premium craftsmanship, while Bose OpenAudio™ technology produces sound you’d never expect from sunglasses.

Smartphone displaying Frames Tempo in the Bose Music app

Bose Music app

The Bose Music app gives you access to everything your Bose sunglasses have to offer. Get tips, personalize settings, unlock new features as they’re released, and get started right away with a guided setup that helps you pick the right nose pads for the best fit.

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Are Bose Frames Tempo helping you reach new goals? We want to hear about it. Post your photos to Instagram using #BoseFrames and tag @Bose to share your story.



  • Bose Frames Tempo
  • Mirrored Black polarized lenses
  • Ballistic-nylon case
  • USB-C charging cable
  • 3 nose pad options
  • Cleaning cloth
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Front view of Bose Frames Tempo with dimensions
Close up of nose pad with three options included

Three options included

Frames Tempo:
65 mm x 17 mm x 136 mm
(Lens width – Distance between lenses – Temple length)

Weight: 1.76 oz

  • Carrying case:6.25 in L x 3.03 in W x 2.24 in H

  • Frames: TR-90 nylon with IPX4 water resistant rating
  • Lenses: Shatter- and scratch-resistant premium plastic
  • Carrying case: Ballistic-nylon protective case with soft fabric lining

  • Battery life: Up to 8 hours
  • Battery charging time: Up to 1 hour
  • Battery charge method: USB-C charging cable

  • 2 total beam-forming microphones

  • Bluetooth range: 30 ft (9 m)
  • Bluetooth version: 5.1

  • USB-C charging cable

  • Black

  • Touch: Volume, your native voice assistant
  • Motion sensor: Flip-to-off
  • Button: Play/pause, skip forward, skip backward, accept/end a phone call, decline a phone call, Bluetooth, power off
  • Bose Music app

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great look with the right sound! They're the best for me while driving my convertible or my Harley.
Date published: 2023-05-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Really cool glasses The sound is great. It is amazing how it produces that sound through the sun glasses. I love to take them on walks on sunny mornings.
Date published: 2023-05-25
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Are Bose Frames Tempo water and/or sweat resistant?

Yes. Bose Frames Tempo are IPX4 water-resistant sport sunglasses. They’re protected against sweat and splashes of water.

Do Bose Frames have UVA/B protection?

Yes. Bose Frames provide 99% UVA/UVB protection.

Does Bose Frames Tempo have polarized lenses?

Yes. Bose Frames Tempo come with polarized lenses. Additional lenses are also available (including longer lenses for more coverage) and can be easily replaced on your own.

Can the lenses in Bose Frames Tempo be replaced with a prescription?

Yes. Bose Frames Tempo is tested and approved for prescription lenses (in both the U.S. and internationally). Some limitations may apply.

What is the battery performance of Bose Frames Tempo?

In typical usage, the Bose Frames Tempo battery lasts up to 8 hours of streaming music playback. Battery performance varies with the content played and volume at which it is played.

How do I control the volume on Bose Frames Tempo?

The right temple houses the touch interface for volume control. You can slide your finger forward and back to adjust volume up and down.

What are the audio connection options for Bose Frames Tempo?

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

Does Bose Frames Tempo 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 Tempo?

The Bluetooth connection for Bose Frames Tempo is capable of stable operation at up to 30 ft (9 m). 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 can be connected to one device at a time.

Bose Frames also 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, you should hold the button for 3 seconds until you hear, “Ready to connect,” and the status light slowly blinks blue.

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

Can I make phone calls with Bose Frames?

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

What is the purpose of the multi-function button?

When listening to music and audiobooks, the multi-function button allows for play (single press), pause (single press), track forward (double press), and track backward (triple press).

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

The button is also used to power off Bose Frames. Simply press and hold the button until you hear the power off tone, then let go to turn off the device.

How do I access my voice assistant with Bose Frames Tempo?

Double-tap on the right temple of the sunglasses to access Siri on an iOS device or the Google Assistant on an Android device.



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