Uber has finally delivered an app for the Android Wear 2.0 after a promised 21 month developing period. Users can now access the application and book their rides directly from their wrists. Support for the Wear app was announced at I/O 2015, Google’s annual developer conference. There are a few limitations here and there in the app but nothing too restricting. Users can now request a cab, get the driver status, and see details on their incoming driver as well directly from their wrist. The stand-alone watch features in version 2.0 will minimize the interaction with your phone in order to request a ride from the Uber app.
Now that Android Wear 2.0 is available on the LG Watch Sport and Watch Style, and with a roll out to current smartwatches arriving at the end of the month, apps can be downloaded directly by the Android Wear Play Store app without the need for a phone unless your smartwatch doesn’t support an LTE connection.
Uber is available to download for absolutely no cost from the Google Play Store on your Android Wear device. Uber’s main competition, Lyft, has yet to announce plans for a new Android Wear app.