With its classic angular shape and commanding lenses, Bose Frames Alto remixes the most iconic sunglass silhouette in history with Bose sound.
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.
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.
EXPLORE THE COLLECTION
Bose Frames Rondo are classic, yet distinct with rounded lenses and a slightly smaller fit.
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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Frames Alto: Larger fit
52 mm - 18 mm - 162 mm (Lens width - Distance between lenses - Temple length)
Bluetooth range: 30 ft (9 m)
Battery charging time: Up to 2 hours
Battery life: Up to 3.5 hours of streaming music playback
WHAT’S IN THE BOX
Bose Frames Alto
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?
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.
With its classic angular shape and commanding lenses, Bose Frames Alto remixes an iconic sunglass silhouette with Bose sound.