Uber Android Wear 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 Android Wear app and the Uber phone app.

Uberpool Wear Uberpool phone 1 rider Uberpool phone 2 riders
$7.72 $5.14 $6.14

This was with version 1.2.0 of the Uber Android Wear 2.0 app.

So on average, using Uber Android Wear 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 Android Wear.

UberX Wear UberX phone
$15.54 $14.97