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 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.


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.



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'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.


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.


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 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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  • 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


  • SoundWear Companion speaker
  • SoundWear Companion speaker cover – Black
  • USB charging cable
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome sound, comfortable to wear I'm not sure what got me interested in this product, but I watched several YouTube videos and all were very positive. I listened to them using the Bose display at my local Navy Exchange and was awed at the sound quality. Well, they're Bose, so you can expect great sound. But I like them for the following additional reasons: --Very comfortable to wear; you don't even know they are on. --You don't have to turn the volume up very loud to listen. This allows you to listen and not disturb others, while at the same time hear what's happening around you. (I wouldn't wear them in a public setting though.) --Ease of use. They pair via Bluetooth very quickly and seamlessly on multiple devices at the same time. Just turn them on and your listening! Mine are paired with an iPad, iPhone and MacBook Air. There are no conflicts either; they pair with whatever device you are currently using. --Long battery life. They also charge very quickly. I live in a condo. The connection on these with any of my devices does not fade or break up anywhere in my unit. While these may not be for everyone, I highly recommend you check these out at a Bose display near you. You'll be as impressed as I was.
Date published: 2019-06-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing product! I received this product a while back as a gift and have used it nearly everyday since. The sound quality is incredible (just like most Bose products) and this thing is impervious! I have dropped it numerous times onto concrete, asphalt, etc without the cover on it and it still sounds as good as new. It has also survived several rainy days without its cover on and so far the water resistance is great! This product gives a unique listening experience, and after letting many people try it out I have found that the unique surround sound experience isn’t for everyone. A few people said that it almost gave them a headache, so I would suggest that before you buy this product you try it out at the nearest Bose store or Best Buy. Personally I have never experienced headaches after wearing it all day. The battery life is also incredible for this product, I can go days without charging it (though I would suggest charging it every night just so you never get caught without battery life). This product is also very comfortable with or without the cover on. During hot and sunny days it never heats up. It is easy to adjust and can be bent to extreme measures without any sign of breaking. Over all this product is incredible, I would definitely consider purchasing it if you are someone who wants to take music anywhere without disturbing other people or blocking out the world with headphones. Congratulations Bose for making another incredible sound product! If I could I’d give more than 5 stars!
Date published: 2019-06-08
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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 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.



Owner's guide

Quick start guide

SoundWear Companion speaker