Best Windows 8 Apps
5 July 2013
It would be handy if the history section was to include time the test was run...for example if you are interested in comparing performance with a cable co internet provider at different times of day when shared bandwidth may be more or less likely.
2 July 2013
Great new app with a beautiful UI and accurate numbers. Check out the highly rated WP8 version as well.
29 August 2013
It's pretty but I'm not sure how reliable it is. With speedtest.net I get right around the rated down/up speed for my connection but with this tool I'm getting woefully slow up speeds.
I suspect it will take some time for MS to work out any issues that may be going on with the server(s) used to do the tests.
27 September 2013
Right now my download bandwidth won't go past 3.0 to 5 Mbps(Network delay of 125ms). Upload is at 2.1 Mbps(accurate), however if I use the known Speedtest dot net site, I'm at 20 Mbps steady stream(33ms ping)... I could grab a file right now&amp;max the transfer out at 21 Mbps. thoughts?
I'm located in Canada, perhaps its the servers it chooses for me
I would not rely on this app, unless they figure that out. Will update review when they do.
1 September 2013
For some reason the first test of the day is much less than what the network speed really is. I have compared this test with many other speed test sites. I have 30MPS internet, which this test reports after the initial test of the day, but the initial test only shows 10MPs.
3 July 2013
Awesome and Works as promised , would eve better if it had skydrive integration..
16 July 2013
When using Speedtest.com or speakeasy.com (on any machine I own), I get on average, around 24 Mbs down and 5 mbs up. This tool consistently shows my down speeds at 5 Mbs and up at 6 Mps. that's right... my upload speeds are faster than downloads, according to this tool!!
28 August 2013
** Updated** For those that use Hyper-V to host virtual machines, an issue I've found is that it will go through the virtual switch, rather then the physical switch, hence the artificially low numbers. When I deleted the virtual switch, the number it presented were closer to real world. I guess this is a bug. Hope this helps resolve some grief other may be experiencing with the app.
7 August 2013
I am able to refresh my modem and use this speed test to take advantage of the better connection with my ISP. This is a easy to use speed test and it's always ready to use.
17 September 2013
Simple, clean Metro design...and it works! All I need now is an export option to email results or download into an Excel file. At the very least, have the results display in an HTML window (or something like that) so that we can select and copy the results if not export them.
31 August 2013
Simple to use and very useful!!!
30 August 2013
This app correctly gave my download speed high 40's Mbps but did not accurately report my upload speed. According to two other testing sites, Speedtest.net and Verizon, my upload speed is in the mid 30's Mbps. This app could only report 0.7Mbps at best. Also it reported a lag of about 170ms whereas Speedtest.net reports 13 or so ms.
Just use speedtest.net and you'll see how wrong this app is
27 August 2013
I have used the Windows 8 Store and Windows Phone 8 version of this app, and they are neither accurate nor precise.
28 July 2013
Excellent app, clean, fast and does what you need it to do
19 September 2013
Either this is really really wrong or SpeedTest.net is. It shows my bandwidth as about 1/3 of what every other speed test does.
There is absolutely no reason for this when better tools are available on webpages.
15 September 2013
Cool little app does what some websites do. Knowing your network delay may help inform your gaming activities.
now u can prove to ur internet provider that the advertised speeds are not correct I pay for 1-5mbps and its only at .79mbps
Logging helps as referral tool
Excellent utility for a quick test of network speed
Why is this app not functioning on my PC ? Every time I try to run it the following message appear : SERVICE UNAVAILABLE RIGHT NOW TRY AGAIN LATER : Could someone look into this...thank you is anyone reading this message? why have you not yet fix problems with network speed test? If you can't fix the problem then take down this app...
Every time I click Start I get a message that the service isn't available.
... it does what it says, well. If I could export or print or email a report of the results history (with graphics...) and specific tests, I'll be set to fight my isp: definitely not getting the speed I was offered. Also, please log the time of the test.
27 July 2013
Provided results that were consistent
The app is nice but the speed test are horribly inaccurate, seems unable to obtain speeds higher than 5-15 mbps regardless of the connection speed.
3 October 2013
I like the simple design. It is convenient to use. Not sure about accuracy though. While speedtest.net values were 24 mbps down, 22 mbps up and 26 ms ping, this app values are 8 mbps down, 4 mbps up and 180 ms ping.
First test always give lower values for download and upload speeds. Second test, just after the first test, gives values closure to Speedtest.net values.
Can choose where it connects to. Also, results are not accurate. It seems to cap at around 3MB for me.
This app is really good. There are no ads which makes it even more awesome. This has lot of functionality. Must have.
18 September 2013
You can only test 2 things, download speed and upload speed. It does these things quite well!