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 worldsâ€”convenience and connectionâ€”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 youâ€”yet minimises the sound for others. And with legendary waveguide technology at its core, that performance is easy to trust.
WEARABLE TECHâ€”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 technologyâ€”like our waveguide technology. So we used two 28-centimetre waveguides to pump out what other wearable speakers don'tâ€”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 â€¦
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 have known how much of a difference it would make. And that's why we pushâ€”to make products that make your life better in ways you can't imagine.
The SoundWear Companion speaker is just the latest example. Try itâ€”then try to imagine a day without it.
EXPLORE THE FEATURES
Volume up. Volume down. Play/Pause. Take a call. Talk to Siri.
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.
You hear them and they hear youâ€”clearly.
Plays up to 12Â hours. A quick 15-minute charge gives you up to 3Â 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.
Wireless Bluetooth pairing made easier with voice prompts.
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 it's stretchable four ways, so it fits the speaker snugly. Your speaker includes a Black cover. Other optional colours available are Heather Grey, Midnight Blue and Dark Plum.
- Speaker:19Â cm H x 17.8Â cm W x 4.4Â cm D (266Â g)
Inputs and outputs
- Micro-B USB port
- Bluetooth range: 9Â m (30Â ft)
- Battery charging time: Up to 3Â hours
- Battery life: Up to 12Â hours per full charge on average
WHAT'S IN THE BOX?
- SoundWear Companion speaker
- SoundWear Companion speaker cover â€“ Black
- USB charging cable
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 BluetoothÂ® 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 timeâ€”for example, an iPad and a smartphone. So, while youâ€™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 speakerâ€™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-FiÂ® 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 3Â hours for the speaker to fully charge.
How long will the battery stay charged?
The battery will provide up to 12Â 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 phoneâ€™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 BluetoothÂ® 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 â€ś+â€ť (volume up) and â€ś-â€ť (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 3Â 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 synchronised.