SoundWear Companion Speaker: The
new Bose SoundWear Companion speaker rests comfortably on your shoulders with
sound that is full and clear to you, yet minimizes the sound for others. The
SoundWear Companion speaker offers wearable convenience, wireless Bluetooth
connectivity and great sound in a way that allows you to be present with your
music as well as your surroundings.
Upward-Facing Drivers w/ Waveguide Technology: Every part of the Bose
SoundWear Companion speaker is meticulously engineered for better sound. Upward-facing speakers,
pointed precisely toward your ears, maximize what you hear while minimizing it
for others. These two drivers push air through two flexible 11" waveguides in
the neckband to ports on opposite ends for deep, rich sound all around you.
Comfortable Neckband: The Bose SoundWear Companion speaker is made
from materials engineered to be comfortable & lightweight for all-day
wearability. The SoundWear Companion speaker is also adjustable to conform to
your neck for a comfortable fit. It uses 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.
Note: Avoid excessively bending the speaker; only invert the flexible
speaker ends when removing or attaching the cover. Do not bend the speaker so
that it folds back on itself and do not tightly wrap the speaker around objects.
Use caution when storing the speaker to avoid crushing it.
Sweat & Weather Resistant: The Bose SoundWear Companion
speaker was subjected to rigorous product testing to ensure durability. It is
sweat and water resistant (IPX4), so it can withstand a light splash of water.
Do Not swim or shower with this speaker, and ever submerge the speaker in any
pool of water.
Voice Guided Multi-Device Pairing: Voice prompts talk you
through Bluetooth pairing, making it simple to wirelessly connect your
Bluetooth-enabled source device to the Bose SoundWear Companion speaker. The SoundWear Companion speaker
keeps track of the last eight devices to have paired with it, dropping the least
recently used when a new one is paired. It even allows you to keep two Bluetooth
source devices connected at once for easier switching between devices (however,
it will only receive audio from one device at a time). The Bose SoundWear Companion speaker
will automatically re-connect with an already paired Bluetooth source device
when it is in wireless range (up to 30').
Wireless Music Streaming: Thanks to the support for
Bluetooth A2DP & AVRCP, you can stream stored music and music apps from your
Bluetooth source device to the Bose SoundWear Companion speaker. You also get
basic playback controls like Volume Up/Down, Play/Pause, and Previous/Next
Track from the SoundWear Companion speaker's top-panel buttons. The Bose SoundWear Companion speaker has
a range of approximately 30', so you can enjoy your music without wires. If you
are using a smartphone and a phone call comes in, your music will be interrupted
until the phone call ends. Once the phone call ends, your music will
Note: The SoundWear Companion should not be used for gaming, since the
audio/video delay will be excessive and most noticeable in games where action
and audio are supposed to be synchronized.
Hands-Free Speakerphone: The Bose SoundWear Companion speaker also
features a built-in mic, so you can use the SoundWear Companion speaker as a speakerphone
for your smartphone. The built-in mic will be used to carry on your side of the
conversation, while the other party is heard through the SoundWear Companion's speakers. You
can use the SoundWear Companion speaker's 3-button control to answer, end, and reject
calls. The SoundWear Companion speaker notifies you of an incoming call by
vibrating. The SoundWear Companion speaker can even access the voice dialing functions of your
smartphone and audibly indentify incoming callers (when applicable).
Digital Voice Assistance: The SoundWear Companion speaker's built-in mic
can even act as an extension of the microphone on your Apple iPhone 4S and newer
or compatible Android smartphone, so you can access Siri & Android's digital
voice assistant (like Google Now).
Bose Connect App: Control the SoundWear Companion speaker's Bluetooth
connections and manage bass adjustments easily through the Bose Connect app (for
Apple iOS 9.0+ and
Android OS 5.0+) on your compatible Apple iOS or Android mobile device. The
app also provides product tips and lets you personalize your settings.
Control Buttons: There are 3 control buttons on the right side of the
speaker. The larger middle button is a multi-function button; it initiates
play/pause and other track controls for music, answer/end calls, and your
phone's virtual assistant (like Siri). The buttons on either side of the
multi-function button are volume up/down buttons. There are also 2 control
buttons on the left side of the speaker for power on/off and Bluetooth pairing.
Rechargeable Battery: The SoundWear Companion speaker is equipped with
a built-in rechargeable battery that provides up to 12 hours of use. The battery
can be charged using the speaker's microUSB port, the supplied USB cable, and a
USB port on a computer or a wall charger (sold separately). Allow up to 3 hours
for the speaker's battery to fully charge. A quick 15 minute charge powers the
speaker for up to 2 hours. The speaker's battery indicators glow solid white,
and a voice prompt announces the battery level.
- Auto-Off Timer: The auto-off timer conserves the
battery when the speaker is not being used. The speaker switches off when
audio has stopped and no buttons have been pressed for approximately 3
- Safety Protection Mode: When the speaker battery is depleted
(0%), and remains unplugged for more than 90 days, it enters safety
protection mode and is permanently disabled. If your speaker enters safety
protection mode, contact Bose customer service.
Note: The SoundWear Companion speaker does not function or
playback music while charging.
Swappable Covers: The SoundWear Companion speaker includes an
acoustically transparent Black cover. Other optional colors are available -
including Heather Gray, Midnight Blue ,and Dark Plum (all sold separately from