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Bose Frames Tempo

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Designed for sports

engineered for sound

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. With a sweat and weather resistant design, a lightweight, aerodynamic nylon frame and soft, silicone nose pads, Tempo is designed for comfort and performance. It’s the sound you expect from Bose, with everything you need from sport sunglasses.

Bose Frames Tempo

Two specially designed Bose speakers

Lightweight, aerodynamic nylon frame

Soft, silicone nose pads (3 options in box)

Polycarbonate Mirrored Black polarised lenses (12% VLT | 99% UVA/B)

Advanced dual-microphone array for calls

Bose Frames Tempo


And secure.

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.

Blood, sweat and tears.

Rain, too.

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.

Woman biker wearing Bose Frames Tempo with Road Orange Lenses

Nothing in or on your ears

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.

Switch lenses. In seconds.

Interchangeable sport lenses make Bose Frames Tempo multi-sport ready. Swap lenses in seconds to match your current terrain and lighting conditions.

The effect of using Road Orange lenses on the left and the naked eye on the right

Left: Road Orange lenses | Right: Naked eye

Road Orange

Medium-light lenses ideal for road running and cycling, helps reduce eye strain and fatigue caused by bright light and glare on the open road.


Medium- to low-light lenses designed for the filtered light of shaded trails. Sharpen details in uneven terrain while reducing bright light. Ideal for trail running and mountain biking.

The effect of using Trail Blue lenses on the left and the naked eye on the right

Left: Trail Blue lenses | Right: Naked eye

The effect of using Twilight Yellow lenses on the left and the naked eye on the right

Left: Twilight Yellow lenses | Right: Naked eye



Low-light lenses, ideal for evening or early morning training, helps brighten trails and enhance visibility in dark, cloudy or foggy environments.

Test drive

Take them for a spin outside, risk free. Not happy? Return within 90 days for a full refund.

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We have a risk-free, 90-day return policy. You can also exchange it for up to 90 days. There’s no restocking fee.

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Free 1 – 2 day delivery (orders of $30 or more).

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Our service continues long after the sale. Technical support is available for the life of your product.

Looking for everyday style?

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.

Smartphone displaying Frames Tempo in the Bose Music app

Bose Music app

The Bose Music app gives you access to everything your Bose sunglasses have to offer. Get tips, personalise settings, unlock new features as they’re released and get started right away with a guided setup that helps you pick the right nose pads for the best fit.

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Are Bose Frames Tempo helping you reach new goals? We want to hear about it. Post your photos to Instagram using #BoseFrames and tag @Bose to share your story.



  • Bose Frames Tempo
  • Mirrored Black polarised lenses
  • Ballistic-nylon case
  • USB-C charging cable
  • 3 nose-pad options
  • Cleaning cloth
Side view of Bose Frames Tempo with dimensions
Front view of Bose Frames Tempo with dimensions
Close up of nose pad with three options included

Three options included

Frames Tempo:
65 mm x 17 mm x 136 mm
(Lens width/Distance between lenses/Temple length)

Weight: 49.89 g

  • Carrying case:15.9 cm L x 7.7 cm W x 5.7 cm H

  • Frames: TR-90 nylon with IPX4 water-resistant rating
  • Lenses: Shatter and scratch-resistant premium plastic
  • Carrying case: Ballistic-nylon protective case with soft fabric lining

  • Battery life: Up to 8 hours
  • Battery charging time: Up to 1 hour
  • Battery charge method: USB-C charging cable

  • 2 total beam-forming microphones

  • Bluetooth® range: 9 m (30 ft)
  • Bluetooth version: 5.1

  • USB-C charging cable

  • Black

  • Touch: Volume, your native voice assistant
  • Motion sensor: Flip-to-off
  • Button: Play/pause, skip forwards, skip backwards, accept/end a phone call, decline a phone call, Bluetooth, power off
  • Bose Music app
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Workout Audio! The tempo frames are amazing. I started using them this week for all of my outdoor workouts (bike and runs). The sound is crystal clear and I actually felt safer because I could still hear the surrounding environments that i typically cannot hear when I have my buds in ear. The lenses on the glasses were also very high quality and polarized. I would strongly recommend these if you like to workout outside with music.
Date published: 2020-10-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Stunning Audio combines with sleek design I currently own the Bose Alto sunglasses, which I am very happy with, however they are not designed for sport or activity, as they are a looser fit. I usually use my Oakley Sunglasses paired with by Bose SoundSport Free headphones for running, however when I saw this, I felt I had to try this as an option. offering removable lenses (Same as Alto) and a USB-C Charging standard, these were adaptable and unique, being able to control the music by swiping the right arm is very convenient, on top of that the accessibility to Siri/google by touching the arm is brilliant. My Initial Impressions when opening the box were very positive - The glasses come in a hard glasses case, which has a pouch for the USB-C Cable included and lenses cleaner. within the box there was also a selection of varying size nose tips, enabling them to be altered to suit your nose shape/size. Setting up is very straight forward, its as simple pressing the button on the arm, Download the Bose Music App and the app does the rest. The Sound is amazingly clear and crisp, providing a true surround sound atmosphere. being able to hear singing from both sides (Similar to Dolby Surround Sound). The way the music submerges you into the acoustics draws you in, You still have hearing of your surrounding if your near a road etc, which is key when I was out running and when crossing the road, all other noises from outside get minimised. The sound is comparable if not better than my SoundSport Free's (Which I will still use for gym work as sunglasses in the gym, look a bit daft...) The lenses it comes with which are polycarbonate mirrored black polarised lenses are comparable to my Oakley lenses, which were at a similar price point, without the audio, so easily a good positive, along with the fact, if they get scratched or damaged they can be easily and cheaply replaced (In comparison to competitors). When using these in anger whilst out running and cycling (The only activities I have done with them on) The arms hold firm on the sides, preventing excess movement , The nose pieces which can be changed provide comfort over the nose. In comparison to my Oakley glasses the lenses are identical, That along with the sound quality and option built in to these mean these are truly the best pair of Sunglasses I own, I am now selling my Oakley's as I don't have a use for them.... Should you buy them? Obviously this is my personal opinion, however if you in the market for sunglasses you can wear for activity and want the added benefit of being able to listen to amazing quality music, without anything in your ears, then yes, without a doubt. If your not sure then just trying these at a shop will sell it to you, listening to something immersive will sell the product as soon as you try them on.
Date published: 2020-10-15
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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 have UVA/B protection?

Yes. Bose Frames provide 99% UVA/UVB protection.

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 forwards 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 pressing and holding it 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 Tempo?

Double-tap on the right temple of the sunglasses to access Siri on an iOS device or the Google Assistant on an Android device.



Owner's guide

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