Uber Wear OS app charging 50% more than Uber phone app

Uber’s upfront pricing has some problems as I’ve documented previously with overcharging riders. The table below shows example data averaged over about 10 minutes as I kept getting prices for the same ride, approximately at the same time on Uber’s Wear OS app and the Uber phone app.

Uberpool WearUberpool phone 1 riderUberpool phone 2 riders
$7.72$5.14$6.14

This was with version 1.2.0 of the Uber Wear OS app.

So on average, using Uber Wear OS app was overcharging me by 50% !

At about the same time, I checked UberX pricing on Wear vs. phone and found the overcharging to be 4%. It was more than just the randomness of pricing, there was also a consistent overcharge with Uber Wear OS.

UberX WearUberX phone
$15.54$14.97