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SoundWear Companion speaker

BETTER SOUND YOU CAN WEAR

Overview

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 minimises the sound for others. And with legendary waveguide technology at its core, that performance is easy to trust.

WEARABLE TECH—WITH A FAMILIAR TWIST

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 ground-breaking product can benefit from a proven technology—like our waveguide technology. So we used two 28-centimetre waveguides to pump out what other wearable speakers don't—deep, rich sound.

SURROUNDED IN SOUND.

AWARE OF YOUR SURROUNDINGS.

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.

A LONG HISTORY OF INNOVATION, CONTINUED …

1986

Acoustic Noise Cancelling technology

1984

Waveguide speaker technology

1968

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'd tried one of these, you probably couldn't have known 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.

EXPLORE THE FEATURES

3-button control

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

Waveguide technology

Drivers push air through two flexible 28 centimetre waveguides in the neckband to ports on opposite ends. For deep sound all around you.

Upward facing speakers
Pointed towards your ears, maximising what you hear while minimising it for others.

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

BATTERY LIFE

Plays up to 12 hours. A quick 15 minute charge gives you up to 2 hours.

VIBRATIONS FOR INCOMING CALLS

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

SWEAT AND WEATHER-RESISTANT

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

BLUETOOTH CONNECTIVITY

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 colours available are Heather Grey, 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 personalise 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 a 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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Specs

Dimensions

  • Speaker:19 cm H x 17.8 cm W x 4.4 cm D (260 g)

Inputs and outputs

  • Micro-B USB port

Additional details

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

WHAT'S IN THE BOX?

  • SoundWear Companion speaker
  • SoundWear Companion speaker cover – Black
  • USB charging cable
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good purchase for people working from home I wanted to buy this for a long time but the 300 price discouraged me. I finally got it when it was on a deal. The device was not working out of the box, Yes that's right the device was not working when I opened a new box. I was unable to turn it on. But, after some research online, I found out the device needs a firmware update. I went to https://btu.bose.com to update the firmware. You will need to connect your soundware via USB to a computer. Once the update is done, and charged, it was once of the best sounding devices. It almost sounded like my QC 35. I work from home, I use it for listening music while working, and also work calls. The sound quality is impressive, the call quality is good. I would really recommend this to people who work from home and will listen to music a lot. Thank you, Bose! you never disappoint me. PS: I am eagerly waiting for a Dolby atmos soundbar from bose.
Date published: 2019-08-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The best accessory you never knew you needed Purchased this on July 26, 2019 and am simply amazed! First thing is the design, which is sturdy, appropriately light, and quite innovative. Then there's the sound quality, which has a surprisingly generous amount of bass. Next is the phone call quality, that is so far ahead of bluetooth buds and headphone, it's ridiculous. Being able to listen to your music and talk to someone face to face is another plus. I recommend purchasing this companion speaker to everyone from regular to casual bluetooth users, because these are a definite game changer in the way we communicate.
Date published: 2019-08-08
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FAQs

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 9 m (30 ft). 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 speaker 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 provides access to 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 that 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 and holding 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 synchronised, audio/video delay might occur.

Support

Manuals/guides

Owner's guide

Quick start guide

SoundWear Companion speaker

BETTER SOUND YOU CAN WEAR

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