NEW Bose Frames Alto
Bose Frames Alto
Bose Frames Alto

Bose Frames Alto

Current Price $199.95
Original Price $199.95


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Classic angular lenses, available in S/M and M/L.

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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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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.


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


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.

Bose Frames Alto shown with Mirrored Silver and Gradient Blue Lenses


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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One app.
Complete control.

The Bose Connect app gives you easy access to everything your product has to offer. Get tips, unlock product features and personalize 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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Bose Frames.

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The product you've had your eyes on. Now available with prescription lenses.*

  1. Visit to select Bose Frames with prescription sunglass lenses
  2. Enter your prescription
  3. Receive your custom Frames in about a week

*US only.

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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: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, OD845131A, 838211-0010A


  • Bose Frames Alto
  • Carry case
  • Charging cable
  • Cloth bag


Alto S/M dimensions side view
Alto S/M dimensions front view


Alto M/L dimensions side view
Alto M/L dimensions front view
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect sunglasses I had the Alto and they were amazing. The side button is very easy to use for accepting calls and powering on and to sync. Setting them up was a breeze. The sound is amazing and I love being able to still hear a person speaking to me while I’m also listening to music etc. These were absolutely the best sunglasses I have ever had. I don’t use traditional headphones because I hate having something in my ear and I constantly wear sunglasses, the perfect combination now by Bose! I say these were the best as in past tense because they were stolen from me right out of my car while I was u loading an order to a customer. You can say I was and am super bummed out. I plan to get a new pair sometime soon. I will keep my next pair close to me at all times as now I know how much I miss them. You should certainly buy if you are even sorta interested. They are awesome! Well done Bose!
Date published: 2020-02-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Bose Delivers! Great Idea. Great execution. The sunglasses look good and sound good. I own Bose headphones which certainly offer a wider range in sound, but considering the physical limitations (eg not creating a seal around your ears to emphasize bass), I really couldn't ask for more. If your musical preference is heavy on bass and you like your music loud, you may not love the sound, but certainly worth giving it a try. Because your ears aren't covered, you can still hear people, cars, and other sounds around you - generally a positive. Still the volume is enough for a good listening experience whether you're listening to music, podcasts, or taking a call. Using them to make or take calls is seamless, and people on the other end have reported being able to hear me loud and clear. Sound aside, the sunglasses look good, are lightweight and comfortable, and are easy to use. I would absolutely recommend. My wishlist for future versions: 1. Polarized lenses, and/or options to choose different sunglass lenses (eg partner with maui jim) 2. Keep working on creating a fuller sound.
Date published: 2020-01-31
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Bose Lenses Alto style M/L

Bose Lenses Alto style M/L

From $19.95

  • Mirrored Silver (Polarized) – for M/L Frames
  • Gradient Blue (Non-polarized) – for M/L Frames
Bose Lenses Alto style S/M

Bose Lenses Alto style S/M

From $19.95

  • Mirrored Silver (Polarised) – for S/M Frames
  • Gradient Blue (Non-polarised) – for S/M Frames


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, but polarized lenses for Bose Frames can be purchased separately.

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

Yes, in the US only. For existing or new customers, your warranty will now be upheld should you choose to add prescription lenses (sunglasses or other) to your Bose Frames through any licensed prescription lens installer.

Other solutions will be announced as they become available for customers outside the US.

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
Bose AR-enabled apps, visit the Bose AR page for more information 

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 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.

Bose AR availability and functionality varies.

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. Bose AR availability and functionality varies. For more information, visit our Bose AR page. 

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.



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