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|
This was with version 1.2.0 of the Uber Android Wear 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|