Bose Frames Alto Audio Sunglasses

Bose Frames Alto Audio Sunglasses

Bose Frames Alto Audio Sunglasses

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Product Highlights

  • Audio Chambers for Personalized Audio
  • Nothing In or On Your Ears
  • UVA/UVB Protection
  • Wireless Bluetooth Technology
  • Built-In Mic for Hands-Free Calls
  • Larger Frame with Classic Angular Rims
  • One-Button Control for Playback & Calls
  • Shatter/Scratch Resistant Lenses
  • Comfortable Nylon Rims
  • Durable Metal Hinges
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Style: Alto

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Bose Alto Overview

  • 1Description

With the Bose Frames Alto Audio Sunglasses, Bose provides functional fashion that combines a personal audio experience with modern shades. As a pair of sunglasses, the Frames Alto give you a black frame with black tinted, non-polarized lenses that provide UVA/UVB protection. The Frames Alto are designed with a classic angular shape and larger frame than their counterpart, the Frames Rondo. Like their counterpart, the Alto features comfortable nylon rims, durable metal hinges, and shatter/scratch-resistant lenses.

As a pair of headphones, the Frames Alto are engineered to provide you with personal sound without putting anything in, on, or over your ears. You have total access to the world around you, as the built-in acoustic chambers direct your favorite music towards your ears and away from everyone else. A single button on the stem gives you the ability to control power, playback, accept or reject hands-free calls, or interact with your mobile device's digital assistant.

Bose AR Compatible
The Frames Alto utilize built-in sensors to make them compatible with Bose AR, an augmented reality platform that lets your Frames interact with a host of Bose AR apps. You can participate in games, receive audio navigation cues, or even get help with a workout. The Bose AR app is available for iOS and Android devices via the App Store or on Google Play.
Lens Width: 2.0" / 52 mm
Bridge Width: 0.7" / 18 mm
Glasses Width: 5.6" / 142 mm
Glasses Depth: 6.4" / 162 mm
UPC: 017817805704
In the Box
Bose Frames Alto Audio Sunglasses
  • Carry Case
  • Charging Cable
  • Cloth Bag
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty
  • Table of Contents
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    Bose Alto Specs

    Active Noise Cancellation No
    Controls/Microphone Location Earpiece (Side Unspecified)
    Foldable Yes
    Storage Capacity None
    Wireless Connectivity
    Bluetooth Profiles HFP
    Bluetooth 4.0
    Wireless Range 29.5' / 9 m
    NFC None
    Runtime 3.5 Hours (Music)
    12 Hours (Standby)
    Recharge Time 2 Hours
    Operating Temperature -4 to 140°F / -20 to 60°C
    IP Rating IPX2
    Material of Construction Nylon, Polycarbonate, Stainless Steel
    Weight 1.59 oz / 45 g
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 0.7 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 7.0 x 3.0 x 2.5"

    Bose Alto Reviews

    Frames Alto Audio Sunglasses is rated 4.0 out of 5 by 137.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Highly recommend! I am so happy with these sunglasses. To start with this product is so innovative. I have yet to see anything on the market like it. The sound is so incredible, like all Bose products. Nothing holds a candle to the sound you get from a Bose product and these are no different. Before I tried these I was worried they wouldn't have enough base, ect because they are sunglasses and wireless but I was pleasantly surprised. The base is amazing! I love that I am able to talk on the phone with these and the sound is clear and crisp. I can not recommend these enough. They are worth every penny! [This review was collected as part of a promotion.]
    Date published: 2019-03-10
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Surprisingly Awesome Purchased these frames about a week ago. From the moment I put them on, I wasn’t impressed with the audio. I thought they would sound cheap, but they don’t. It’s the coolest feeling to have the audio so clean and clear in your ears, but be able to hear the everyday traffic around you. The reviews about the bass are correct...there definitely isn’t an booming bass...but I guess you have to remember that they are SUNGLASSES! Haha These definitely aren’t created to replace your headphones completely, but to enhance your normal day to day living. As long as you aren’t trying to listen to dubstep, you should find these incredibly enjoyable. Can’t wait until you can do a prescription in them. Definitely want to get some for my family at that point.
    Date published: 2019-02-12
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Alto Sounds Great, But Need Wider Range of Lenses I think Bose is really on to something with Frames. The sound is terrific, ear fatigue is gone (a major accomplishment in itself) and they look very good. Sun glasses are fine, but they need lens for +1, +2 and +3 reading glasses at the very least for many with less than perfect vision. Also prescription glasses is a big thing for many people. In set-up, I found I could not see the Bose app well with the sunglasses and had to switch back and forth with my reading glasses to control the app. Other than expanding the lens options, Frames is a great new product!
    Date published: 2019-05-25
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing sunglasses My wife bought these for me for Valentine's day. I finally am able to wear them ( I live in Buffalo NY) I'm a mailman and our job does not allow is to wear earbuds. These sunglasses allow me to now listen to music or answer a phone call without getting in trouble. I absolutely love them. Minus the battery life of about 3.5 hours. However I charge them on my lunch break now and I get a full days use out of them. I would definitely recommend
    Date published: 2019-03-25
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Frames Great Love them The Frames connected very easily to my iPhone — no hiccups at all. They are legit sunglasses that feel comfortable and look sharp. However, I am embarrassed thinking about using these at the gym, which I really want to do. There is a multi-function button under the right frame that is easy to use. I would have preferred touch controls. The sound is good — I could feel the thump of the bass when playing “Better Now” by Post Malone. It’s slightly more tinny (at least at first) than the fantastic Bose SoundWear (may God curse the idiot who stole this from me), but not as tinny as Apple’s AirPods (which still provide good sound) or other audio products in the same price range. The Frames also provide Augmented Reality, which allows an audio experience based on head orientation and gestures. This is something I’ll zero in on more in my full review. The speaker phone feature works very well. I wished the other voice was slightly louder, but I will test it out in different environments. The person I called sounded clear, and he said the same for me. The Bose Frames come in two frame styles — the larger (Alto) or smaller (Rondo). I personally liked the Rondo better, but can see why some would choose the Alto. The speakers really do beam music straight to your ears without bothering others. I tested this in a silent area and could barely hear my friend’s Frames, although he was just a couple feet away. This device would be great for gaming.
    Date published: 2019-01-05
    Rated 3 out of 5 by from Love this, but far better if Lens is replacable. First, I love the feature of the sound, microphone. It brings whole new level of comfort when you hear music. Also, I have attended numerous phone calls including business meetings from the glass, and it worked perfectly. However, there is one big issue that lens is not replacable. I use perscribed opticals and I’d like to use this glass for a business use ( e.g. in the office, as a suppliment device for phone confrencing) . I had planned to distribute this to my org member until i found out lense is not replacable.... So, Please support lense replace with this. Then this product will have a HUGE potential, not only for entertainment, but for biz use as well.
    Date published: 2019-01-12
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Experience! I've had my Alto's for a week now and I love them. I love sharing the experience with my co-workers & friends and seeing their reactions. Definitely a unique experience. The sound is great considering they're coming from a lightweight pair of glasses. Classic design on the frames that WoW's people. Could it improve ? Yes, but you have to give credit where credit is due. Bose keeps amazing my by fearlessly pushing the boundaries. They are not reinventing the wheel but BOYYY are they improving it on these frames.
    Date published: 2019-01-25
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Better than I ever expected! These Bose Alto sunglasses kind of blew me away. I’m not sure what I was expecting, but I know it wasn’t nearly as good as the sound quality they put out! They stay comfortably in place while outside running and during other activities. The bass is significantly better than I had expected it to be, so this is a large plus in my book. I am also very impressed with the case, It is very easy to open, close, retrieve the and to place the sunglasses back inside after charging. The instructions made it fairly straight forward to figure out and the pairing process isn’t complicated. All in all, I’m very satisfied with the Bose Alto sunglasses and will likely buy more as gifts. [This review was collected as part of a promotion.]
    Date published: 2019-03-17
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    Is there anyway of getting prescription lenses ...

    Is there anyway of getting prescription lenses for the Bose Frames Audio Sunglasses?
    Asked by: Philip
    Hi there! As noted correctly below, at the current time, using prescription lenses will void your warranty with Bose. We are currently looking into options for prescription lenses, so please keep an eye on our social channels for more information to come!
    Answered by: Bose
    Date published: 2019-07-08
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