A lot of us complain about being unable to hear what is going on around us when running or riding outside and wearing headphones. And the Bose Tempo sunglasses are all about trying to solve this issue, while also eliminating yet another piece of gear.
The last few years, bone conducting headphones became super popular but they never worked for me because I always wear sunglasses while I run and the two paired together just never felt very comfortable.
Let’s jump in to this review and help you decide if this $200+ piece of gear is going to fit your needs.
Bose Sunglasses Review
Bose wanted to be your all-in-one and created a pair of sunglasses with an open ear audio design so that you can listen to music and still hear the environment around you. I really like the Bose Tempo Sunglasses, the sound quality is super clear, they are comfortable and lightweight!
Let’s dive into a review of the Bose Tempo Sunglasses after David and I tested them both while running and cycling!
We’ve had them for over a year now and they’re still going strong. David uses them ALL the time (which is to say he’s hijacked them from me.)
Bose Tempo Sunglasses Features
Whether you are running, cycling or performing a high intensity activity, these sunglasses are perfect.
- Comfortable fit- silicone nose pads and flexible temple grips
- Sweat and water resistant
- Lightweight and Aerodynamic nylon frame
Another perk of the Bose Tempo’s being great for multi-sport is the fact that you are able to swap the lenses to match the terrain and lighting conditions. It takes a few seconds to change the lenses and come in the following options:
- Road Orange
- Trail Blue
- Twilight Yellow
If you wear prescription glasses you are still able to enjoy the Bose Tempos! Here are the steps of how to shop the prescription frames:
- Visit lensabl.com to select Bose Frames with prescription sunglasses lenses
- Enter your prescription
- Turn around time is about two weeks
It was noticed that the lenses would fog up a little when stopping activity but definitely not while running or cycling.
The play time battery life is up to 8 hours and can be fully recharged with the USB cable in 1 hour
You are able to pair the Bose Tempo Sunglasses to both iPhone and Android devices. After they are paired you can play any type of audio from your favorite app, you are not storing any media on the sunglasses. The reliable bluetooth range is up to 30ft.
All of the controls are located on the left hand side of the sunglasses so you will not have to remember which side to tap or press as you are moving.
- Tap the same button for power, play and pause. Double tap to skip to the next song, chapter, episode etc.
- Swipe forward and back to change the volume level
The OpeAudio design allows for you to listen to your audio and stay aware of your surroundings. There are speakers located at each temple so that you can still hear the audio even when you are reaching those higher speeds while cycling!
The sound quality is great and has been designed so that only the user is the one hearing the audio super clearly. If someone comes next to you they may hear a little bit of the melody or chatter but it is not going to have the same noise level in the same way if someone was playing audio directly from their phone.
What’s in the box?
- Bose Tempo Frames
- Mirrored Black polarized lenses
- 3 nose pad options so that the frames fit comfortably
- Cleaning Cloth
- Nylon Case
- USB charging cable
Where to check them out for yourself?
Learn more about the specs and design HERE.
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