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Is it possible to see the UBER heat map without being online?

Discussion in 'Uber Drivers Forum' started by SDUber, Jul 19, 2015.

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  1. SDUber

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    Is it possible to see the UBER heat map without being online?
     
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  2. MileHighDriver

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    I can't speak "officially" for Uber, nor is this forum authorized by Uber (and no, I am not an employee of Uber or "plant," on this or any other forum, and other than a contractor/driver and occasional passenger/customer, I have absolutely no affiliation with Uber) but here's my $.02....
    Not that I'm aware of. You can go online and (at least in my market) the screen almost immediately displays when when any part of the market is on surge with a notification at the bottom of the map. The map will usually go color-coded red (surge), orange, yellow, etc. (not that I know what those colors mean) within about 10 seconds. Once you see what's going on, then you go offline. If you get a ping (ride request) and you're not ready to drive, simply ignore it.

    The "other" way, which gives you an idea of surge pricing only, is to open the rider app; this will tell you if your location is on surge. Move the pickup pin around to different locations and the rider app will tell you if *that location* is on surge.
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    Yep use the rider app. Actually drivers are logging OFF the driver app and watching the rider app until they see surges, especially in areas where the per mile rate is not worth driving. Surge is measured by the driver app by how many drivers are actually logged on, so if you want to wait for a surge, LOG OFF!
     
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