Experience high-quality sound—without headphones. That’s the magic of Bose Frames Tempo: High-performance sport sunglasses with a revolutionary Bose Open Ear Audio™ design that allows you to hear your music and your surroundings at the same time for a workout unlike any other. The sweat and weather resistant design is “built for the outdoors”, as Men’s Health enthusiastically notes. And with its lightweight, aerodynamic nylon frame and soft, silicone nose pads, Tempo is certainly designed for comfort and performance. It’s the sound you expect from Bose, with everything you need from sport sunglasses.
They wouldn’t be performance sunglasses if they didn’t stay put. That’s why we precision engineered Bose Frames Tempo to feel like they’re a part of you, from the soft, silicone nose pads to the flexible temple grips to the custom spring hinges that hold just tight enough to stay secure and just light enough to stay forgotten. Because on the 15th kilometre, all you should feel is your runner’s high, not your sunglasses.
On the path to perfection, you face it all. Your sunglasses do, too. That’s why these IPX4 water-resistant sport sunglasses were designed to survive the elements. The polycarbonate polarised lenses are scratch and shatter resistant. The TR-90 nylon frame is rugged and durable. And a specially designed acoustic mesh in the ports helps keep out water and debris.
That’s the difference. It’s a revolutionary Open Ear Audio™ experience that frees you from headphones so you can stay aware of your surroundings—traffic, pedestrians, whatever you run up against when exercising outside. And when you need more motivation, just turn it up. With specially designed Bose speakers, one embedded in each temple, Bose Frames Tempo play louder and deeper than all other audio sunglasses so you can feel the music, and the endorphins, even over the rush of the wind when cycling at speeds of 40 km/h.
Performance doesn’t stop after the race. Neither does your wardrobe. Shop our latest fashion styles for more ways to add sound to your style. These luxe silhouettes flaunt polarized lenses and premium craftsmanship, while Bose Open Ear Audio™ technology produces sound you’d never expect from sunglasses.
Are Bose Frames Tempo water- and/or sweat-resistant?
Yes. Bose Frames Tempo are IPX4 water-resistant sport sunglasses. They’re protected against sweat and splashes of water.
Do Bose Frames Tempo have polarised lenses?
Yes. Bose Frames Tempo come with polarised lenses. Additional lenses are also available (including longer lenses for more coverage) and can be easily replaced on your own.
Can the lenses in Bose Frames Tempo be replaced with a prescription?
Yes. Bose Frames Tempo is tested and approved for prescription lenses (in both the U.S. and internationally). Some limitations may apply.
What is the battery performance of Bose Frames Tempo?
In typical usage, the Bose Frames Tempo battery lasts up to 8 hours of streaming music playback. Battery performance varies with content played and the volume at which it is played.
How do I control the volume on Bose Frames Tempo?
The right temple houses the touch interface for volume control. You can slide your finger forward and back to adjust volume up and down.
What are the audio-connection options for Bose Frames Tempo?
Bose sunglasses support industry-standard Bluetooth A2DP and Bluetooth HFP for phone calls.
Does Bose Frames Tempo 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 Tempo?
The Bluetooth connection for Bose Frames Tempo 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 can be connected to one device at a time.
Bose Frames also 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 to connect to the next most recently connected device.
If you wish to connect to another device, you should hold the button for 3 seconds until you hear, “Ready to connect”, and the status light slowly blinks blue.
What apps work with Bose Frames?
As 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
Can I make phone calls with Bose Frames?
Yes. A call can be answered and ended by pressing the multi-function button once.
What is the purpose of the multi-function button?
When listening to music and audiobooks, the multi-function button allows for play (single press), pause (single press), track forwards (double press) and track backwards (triple press).
When there is an incoming call, pressing the multi-function button once will answer the call and double pressing will reject the call. During an active call, pressing the button will end the call.
The button is also used to power off Bose Frames. Simply press and hold the button until you hear the power off tone, then let go to turn off the device.