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Bose Frames Alto – Refurbished

Bose Frames Alto – Refurbished

Current Price $179.95
Original Price $199.95

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First quality price $199.95. You save $20.
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A 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.

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ULTRAMODERN MATERIALS

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Overview

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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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TIME and TIME USA LLC. Are not affiliated with, and do not endorse products or services of, Bose Corporation.

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.

Ultra-modern materials
Stainless-steel hinges plated in gold and scratch-resistant, subtly transparent nylon frames add a premium look.

Uniformly tinted
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.

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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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 and personalize 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.

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Specs

Dimensions/weight

Frames Alto S/M
53 mm – 20 mm – 135 mm
(Lens width – Distance between lenses – Temple length)

Frames Alto M/L
54 mm – 21 mm – 136 mm
(Lens width – Distance between lenses – Temple length)

  • Weight:45 g

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

WHAT’S IN THE BOX

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

ALTO S/M

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

ALTO M/L

Alto M/L dimensions side view
Alto M/L dimensions front view
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Accessories

Bose Frames Charging Cable

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FAQs

What is a Bose Refurbished product?

Refurbished products are a great way to enjoy Bose performance at an outstanding value. A 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—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.

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 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 sizes of Bose Frames?

Alto S/M
53 mm – 20 mm – 135 mm
(Lens width - Distance between lenses - Temple length)

Alto M/L
54 mm - 21 mm - 136 mm
(Lens width - Distance between lenses - Temple length)

Rondo one-size S/M
51 mm - 22 mm - 135 mm
(Lens width - Distance between lenses - Temple length)

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.

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.

Note: Press & Turn volume is only available for Bose Frames Alto and Bose Frames Rondo.

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.

You hear a tone when the volume reaches the maximum or minimum level.

Note: To change the volume in larger intervals, turn your head slowly. 

How do I enable Press & Turn volume control?

When you update your Frames in the Bose Connect app (version 11.0), 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?

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

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.

What does it mean that my product is Bose AR-enabled?

Motion sensors are embedded inside Bose-AR enabled products. The sensors can detect and/or track head orientation and body movement to enable features like Press & Turn volume control in Bose Frames. Use of these sensors varies by product.

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