SoundWear Companion speaker


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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 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 2 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. Optional colors available are Heather Gray, Midnight Blue, and Dark Plum.

Your SoundWear speaker comes with a Black cover.

Bose Connect app mobile screen

One app. Complete control.

The Bose Connect app gives you easy access to everything your product has to offer. Get tips, unlock product features and personalize your settings, so you can spend more time enjoying the music instead of setting it up.

You can also easily manage all your Bluetooth connections. Go from taking a call on your smartphone to listening to music on your tablet to watching a movie on your laptop with one single swipe. And if you’re listening to podcasts or talk radio, you can turn on Dialogue Mode to enhance the quality of speech.

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  • Speaker:7.5" H x 7" W x 1.75" D (9.2 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 Most used of all my Bose products I bought this almost a year ago on sale not knowing what to expect. I find myself using the soundwear more often than any headphone, earbud, micro soundlink, etc I have. I like the freedom of not having anything in or on my ear and having the sound follow me without worrying about carrying and placing a micro speaker.
Date published: 2020-02-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great for students/apartment dwellers I decided to order this during a recent sale and have been using it for a few weeks now. As many have noted, this is a product that doesn't have a universal explicit purpose right off the bat. Bose advertises it for cooking and cleaning, which it does work well for, but part of my enjoyment has been finding different instances in which this product shines. A few things to note: - The sound quality is very good for the size, and the base is impressive. However, do not expect the same deep resonance of their headphones. I enjoy it, and certain base-heavy songs do sound very good, but the lower frequency range of these are around 40hz (just in practice with testing online - not official specifications) compared to 20-30Hz for some of their in-ear/over the ear headphones. That being said, due to the "sound cone" effect, there is a much wider soundstage and I found I was able to appreciate different instruments and melodies better than some of their headphones with this product. - While these are marketed as being fairly noise-isolating (where others around you can't hear what you're listening to), I've found that in fairly quiet environments, people within 10-15 feet still can hear your music fairly well. At low volumes, still enjoyable to the listener, it becomes much more "private", but don't expect some miraculous bubble of isolation around you. Even so, it seems that most of the base is limited to the wearer - little seems to leak out to others around you. - This product is very impressive in its usable volume range (both in actual loudness as well as enjoyability). I've found that I can appreciate my music at a surprisingly low volume (where it is unnoticeable to those around me) without sacrificing on tone or dynamic range. These things can also get loud - very loud - without really any distortion. I tend to keep my max volume around 50-70% on my phone because of how loud these things can get. However, these are meant to be worn - you can use them like a speaker but you really lose a lot of sound quality once they're taken off (much more "flat" sounding). That brings me to my last main point/discovery. - I have found that these fill some unique places in my daily routine, especially being a student and apartment dweller. They are fantastic for listening to recorded lectures without the physical ear fatigue that accompanies in-ear or over-the-ear headphones (I would imagine it would be the same for podcasts). I can also enjoy music at a full-sounding volume while home without worry of bothering neighbors (especially with the base drop-off that occurs with the soundwear). I have a spin-bike at home and these are fantastic for working out on it (with the same benefit of not bothering neighbors). A few minor complaints that have mostly been echoed by others: - I do wish this had USB-C. The charging port seems stable enough, but with my laptop and phone both using USB-C, it would be really nice to have this up to the same charging standard. Hopefully this changes with future iterations. - While this is physically light for the sound and base it is able to produce, it is still noticeable when you're wearing it, especially for people with smaller frames. I found that I had some neck fatigue for the first few days of wearing it (many hours each day, to be fair). So just be prepared for that. A couple observations not mentioned above: - Battery life has been pretty accurate as described. I can probably get 3-4 days use out of these with moderate usage (3-4 hours a day) before charging. - The sound effect of the "bubble/cone" takes some getting use to but I personally really enjoy it. - There may be a slight sound-processing delay. I've only noticed it occasionally (when watching a youtube video), and that may be more device specific depending on the audio codex that the source device is using, but just an observation. Not major at all though. - The flexibility of the device is nice (I haven't strained it to see the limit, but adjustment of width around your neck is as simple as pulling out the sides). All in all, I do really enjoy these and appreciate Bose exploring more unique product avenues like this. The sound engineering is impressive but don't expect a truly sound-isolating bubble from these (where others cannot hear you) or the same frequency depth as the QC20's or comparable headphones. That's not where they shine (though the results are impressive in light of the size of the product). It's in the nuances of your daily activities and routines that this shows its strength (listening while vacuuming without a headphone cord getting in the way, hearing a multiple-hour lecture as if you were in the room, pedaling on a spin bike without sweaty ears, etc), offering a unique spin on experiencing your music in areas that are normally impacted by traditional headphones or speakers.
Date published: 2020-02-05
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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?

Yes, However, if used in games where action and audio are supposed to be synchronized, audio/video delay might occur.



Owner's guide

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SoundWear Companion speaker