SoundWear Companion speaker




Hands free. Ears free.

Sure, you want music with you at all times. But you don’t always want to slap on headphones and shut out everything else around you. You don’t have to. The new SoundWear Companion speaker was designed for you. This wearable speaker offers the best of both worlds—convenience and connection—in a way that allows you to be present with your music as well as your surroundings. It rests comfortably on your shoulders, with sound that is full and clear to you—yet minimizes the sound for others. And with legendary waveguide technology at its core, that performance is easy to trust.


With some wearables, it’s fashion before function. Not in this case. Every part of this speaker is meticulously engineered for better sound. But even a groundbreaking product can benefit from a proven technology—like our waveguide technology. So we used two 11-inch waveguides to pump out what other wearable speakers don’t—deep, rich sound.



Put them on. Walk around. Take a call or ask Siri a question. This speaker gives you freedom from your devices and keeps you closer to your surroundings at the same time.




Acoustic Noise Cancelling technology


Waveguide speaker technology


Direct/Reflecting speaker technology

It’s interesting, when you look back on it. Stereo speakers that reproduced more sound from the back of the speaker than the front. Compact, single-speaker stereo systems that replaced stacks of equipment. Noise cancelling headphones that changed just about everything. These are just a few of the breakthroughs we’ve introduced in our long history of innovation. Until you tried one of these, you likely couldn’t know how much of a difference it would make. And that’s why we push—to make products that make your life better in ways you can’t imagine.

The SoundWear Companion speaker is just the latest example. Try it—then try to imagine a day without it.



3-button control

Volume up. Volume down. Play/Pause. Take a call. Talk to Siri.

Waveguide technology

Drivers push air through two flexible 11-inch waveguides in the neckband to ports on opposite ends. For deep sound all around you.

Upward-facing speakers
Pointed toward your ears, maximizing what you hear while minimizing it for others.

Advanced microphone
You hear them and they hear you—clearly.


Plays up to 12 hours. A quick 15-minute charge gives you up to 3 hours.


Haptic alerts are a discreet way to notify you of incoming calls.


Don’t worry about a little rain or a lot of sun. This wearable can take it.


Wireless Bluetooth pairing made easier with voice prompts.

Twist tested.
Form fitted.

We designed the technology that delivers so much bass to bend with the neckband. And used special materials like a bend-and-stay steel wire encased in medical-grade silicone that has just the right amount of low-spring torsion to stay form-fitted to your shoulders. You’ll find it’s so comfortable all day long, you may forget you’re wearing it.

Swappable. Stretchable. Durable.

The speaker isn’t the only thing we obsessed over. Our custom designed covers are acoustically transparent, so nothing gets in the way of the sound. Static free so your hair and clothing don’t cling to it. And four-way stretchable so it fits the speaker snugly. Your speaker includes a Black cover. Other optional colors available are Heather Gray, Midnight Blue and Dark Plum.

Bose Connect app

Control your SoundWear speaker’s Bluetooth connections and manage bass adjustments easily through the Bose Connect app. The app also provides product tips and lets you personalize your settings, so you can make them all yours.




  • Speaker:7.5" H x 7" W x 1.75" D (9.4 oz)

Inputs and outputs

  • Micro-B USB port

Additional details

  • Bluetooth range: 30 ft (9 m)
  • Battery charging time: Up to 3 hours
  • Battery life: Up to 12 hours per full charge on average


  • SoundWear Companion speaker
  • SoundWear Companion speaker cover – Black
  • USB charging cable
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love my Bose Bo! I am a construction superintendent so I am constantly making calls, having alexa prep my schedule, alarms,alerts while listening to music and able to hear my surroundings! Great job Bose! Thank you!
Date published: 2018-02-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This thing If you haven’t tried this speaker it’s a really different experience. I have many Bose and other audio products and this by far is in a category of its own. I’ve been wearing this for a few days now and I can’t stop using it. The best uses for it I’ve found are around the house, in the car, some uses outside but maybe not appropriate for some offices. I’ve worked in more open environments that would have no problem with this speaker and wouldn’t bother the nearby coworkers. If you listen to podcasts but also like to stay connected to the outside world this is a must have. If you use speakerphone when making calls more than you should (as I do) this is for you. I constantly use speakerphone to where people around me bave asked me to leave or shut up.. I also listen to podcasts and music. I pretty much use some kind of audio device at all times of the day. This speaker is great for hooking up to the tv (via Bluetooth if your tv supports it). It has a lot of uses. Super versatile. The only thing I’ll make a comment about is that most modern pop songs and certain types of music just won’t sound all that great on these, if you like a lot of bass, like low bass, then these aren’t going to do that. The voice audio, highs, midrange, isolated audio, music at lower volumes, other well produced music and more classic genres like jazz etc sound incredible. The sound isolation is actually quite good for voice, I can keep it at a nice “speakerphone” volume and no one within 5 feet or so can even make out what the other person is saying. Same with podcasts, etc. so many great daily uses. But if you’re looking for this to be like a boom box on the shoulder that will give you punchy bass and lower ranges then this item might disappoint you. However because of the ingenuity, the sound clarity, and sound isolation this is a huge hit. It deserves 5 stars on the merits for what it is, not for what it “could” be. We might be a little ways off with even more isolation and even more frequency ranges, until then I’ll be using these as my go-to.
Date published: 2018-02-18
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How durable is the SoundWear Companion speaker?

The SoundWear Companion speaker is made from materials engineered to be comfortable and light. It is also sweat and water resistant, and is subjected to rigorous product testing to ensure durability.

How comfortable is the SoundWear Companion speaker?

The neckband was specifically designed for all-day wearability. All materials have been selected for their comfort and lightweight properties. The speaker is adjustable to conform to your neck for a comfortable fit.

Can the SoundWear Companion Speaker take calls?

Yes. The SoundWear Companion speaker has a microphone for taking calls when connected to a smartphone that supports the Bluetooth® HFP profile. In addition to traditional calls, the speaker will work with many apps that use Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP), such as Skype or FaceTime.

Can the SoundWear Companion speaker simultaneously be connected to two mobile devices?

Yes. Multi-point technology allows the SoundWear Companion speaker to maintain a connection to two devices at the same time—for example, an iPad and a smartphone. So, while you’re watching video on the iPad, the speaker will automatically pause the video to answer a call from your smartphone. When the call is finished, the speaker switches back to the video.

What is the range of the SoundWear Companion speaker’s Bluetooth performance?

The SoundWear Companion speaker connection 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.

How do I charge the SoundWear Companion speaker?

The SoundWear Companion can be charged using the supplied USB cable and plugging it into a USB port on a computer or a wall charger (sold separately). Allow up to 3 hours for the speaker to fully charge.

How long will the battery stay charged?

The battery will provide up to 12 hours of use per charge.

Can you listen to music when the battery is charging?

No, the speaker does not operate while charging.

What are the buttons for on the right side of the speaker?

The larger middle button is the multi-function button. It initiates play/pause and other track controls for videos and music, answers and ends calls, and your phone’s default virtual assistant, like Siri. The buttons on either side of the multi-function button are volume +/- buttons.

What purpose do the voice prompts on the SoundWear Companion speaker serve?

The voice prompts serve two key purposes. First, they provide guidance during the Bluetooth® pairing and connection process. Second, they identify the connected source devices by text to speech, simplifying usage with more than one source device.

Is it possible to disable voice prompts on the SoundWear Companion speaker?

Yes. Voice prompts can be disabled either in the Bose Connect app, or by simultaneously pressing the “+” (volume up) and “-” (volume down) buttons until you feel a vibration. We recommend leaving voice prompts enabled because of the additional functionality they provide.

What purpose does the vibration notification on the SoundWear Companion speaker serve?

The SoundWear Companion speaker provides vibration notifications to notify you of incoming calls.

Does the SoundWear Companion speaker work with voice recognition apps?

Yes. Pressing the multi-function button for 3 seconds will initiate voice recognition on mobile devices that support this feature.

Can the SoundWear Companion be used for gaming?

No. In general, the audio/video delay will be excessive and most noticeable in games where action and audio are supposed to be synchronized.




Owner's guide

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SoundWear Companion speaker