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BOSE

FRAMES

ALTO

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 sunglass 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.

Miniaturized 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 colors, these replacement lenses are easy to interchange for a look that’s all your own.

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MIRROR, MIRROR

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.

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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 personalize your settings, so you can spend more time enjoying the music instead of setting it up.

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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Flaunt it.

#BoseFrames

Love your Bose Frames? We want to hear about it. Post your photos to Instagram using #BoseFrames and tag @Bose to share your story.

Specs

Dimensions/weight

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

  • Weight:1.58 oz

Additional details

  • Bluetooth range: 30 ft (9 m)
  • 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 Find the stolen frames I bought this one a month ago and it was great, but it's stolen and there is no way to find it. I think it was a great idea to have a feature in the Bose Connect App that if someone wants to connect to a stolen frames with specific serial number then the app could report the location.
Date published: 2019-08-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I love em! I walked into the Bose Store to look for cordless headphones and came across the sunglasses immediately. Out of curiosity I tried them on and fell in love immediately. With in minutes I purchased them. They work perfectly. I also bought the mirror polarized lenses. I can't say enough about the quality. I read some of the low ratings here and find they maybe due to operator error and not trying on the glasses in store. Would be nice to see lenses that transition and also making them for prescription wearers. My sister and brothers loved them but they would need a prescription lenses for me to buy them as a gift. Looking forward to the next generations and hope they can make more choices for frames and lenses.
Date published: 2019-08-06
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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 polarized?

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 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 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 volume at which it is played. In typical usage, 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 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 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.

Support

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Owner's guide

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NEW

BOSE

FRAMES

ALTO

AUDIO SUNGLASSES

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