The original Bose Frames debuted in 2019 and quickly became one of our most popular products. Now the sequel is here. Thoughtfully refined and strikingly elegant, Bose Frames Tenor flaunt polarised lenses and premium craftsmanship, while exclusive Bose Open Ear Audio™ technology produces sound you’d never expect from sunglasses. It’s a jaw-dropping experience that leaves you free to engage with the world around you, all while discreetly listening to music. As Esquire noted in choosing Bose Frames for Best Smart Accessory in their 2020 Gadget Guide, “These things are about the coolest wearable tech out there”.
That’s the difference, a revolutionary Bose Open Ear Audio™ design that frees you from headphones so you can hear and interact with the world around you, all while discreetly listening to music. An exclusive, wafer-thin acoustic package hidden in the temples produces lifelike sound that’s fuller and deeper than the original Bose Frames, while an innovative design drastically reduces the spread of sound beyond you. It comes together for a jaw-dropping experience that only you’re aware of.
With seamless capacitive touch and an integrated motion sensor, these rectangular Bluetooth® sunglasses’ controls are as modern as their concept. Slide your finger along the right temple to adjust the volume. Double-tap to access your phone’s voice assistant. And when you’re done, take them off and place them upside down. They’ll sense the movement and turn off.
Do Bose Frames Tenor have polarised lenses?
Yes. Bose Frames Tenor come with polarised lenses. Accessory coloured lenses are also available and can be easily replaced on your own.
Are Bose Frames Tenor water and/or sweat resistant?
No. Bose Frames Tenor have protection against dripping water (IPX2 rating). They are not meant to be submerged in water, such as use during swimming or other water sports.
Can I make phone calls with Bose Frames?
Yes. A call can be answered and ended by pressing the multi-function button.
What is the battery performance of Bose Frames Tenor?
In typical usage, the battery for Tenor lasts up to 5.5 hours of streaming music playback. Battery performance varies with content played and the volume at which it is played.
What are the audio connection options for Bose Frames Tenor?
Bose sunglasses support industry-standard Bluetooth® A2DP and Bluetooth HFP for phone calls.
Do Bose Frames Tenor 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 Tenor?
The Bluetooth connection for Bose Frames is capable of stable operation at up to 9 m (30 ft). 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
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.
How do I access my voice assistant with Bose Frames Tenor?
Double-tap on the right temple of the sunglasses to access Siri on an iOS device or the Google Assistant on an Android device.
Can the lenses in Bose Frames Tenor be replaced with a prescription?
Yes. These styles are tested and approved for prescription lenses (in both the US and internationally).