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Meteor Not Only Tells You Internet Speeds, but What You Can Do With Them, Too

Meteor Not Only Tells You Internet Speeds, but What You Can Do With Them, Too

October 26, 2017

There are literally dozens of speed test utilities for the iPhone. All of them do one basic thing — tell you how fast your upload and download speeds are. The question is, what do those numbers mean in practical terms? Meteor is a new breed of speed test that tells you how well common apps will perform, given your internet speeds.

A simple-to-use speed test

Meteor is a simple-to-use app with plenty of power. It conducts a test of your Internet upload and download speeds, and presents that information in Mb/s, just like any other speed test app.

Your test results presented to you as "Awesome," "Very Good," "OK," and "Poor." This is probably information you already know, but Meteor will give you the numbers you need to present to your internet service provider for help.

From the Dashboard, you can see how many tests you've run and what locations those have been from. For example, if you test from your home Wi-Fi and then again using your LTE connection, those could show as different locations.

Depending on how good your GPS signal is when you run a speed test, I've found that even my home Wi-Fi can generate different locations.

Finally, the history tab shows you all of the tests you've run. You can filter by today, the previous week, or the previous month.

If you want to know what you can do with your poor Internet speeds, this is the app that tells you

See how your apps will perform

What makes Meteor different, though, is that the app actually translates those numbers into something useful. You can see how various apps will perform, given your current internet speeds.

That way, you can try to figure out what apps you can actually run, and when you're having problems because of the game itself or your device, rather than your network.

If an app needs faster bandwidth than your network will provide, you'll see the result labeled as "OK" or "Poor." Those labels mean the app will either run with some problems, or it will experience major problems when you try to use or play it.

Currently, Meteor supports 25 apps, including Facebook, Instagram, Clash Royale, Youtube, Pokémon Go, and more. If you don't find your app listed, you can easily request it.

The Meteor Monster
The Meteor Monster

The meteor Monster will help you understand your speed test results. Don't worry, he's easy to disable from the settings of the app.

See how your apps will perform
See how your apps will perform

Along with the usual numbers showing your internet speeds, Meteor also provides information about how you can expect your apps to run.

A simple-to-use speed test
A simple-to-use speed test

Meteor provides an easy way to run a speed test on your network.

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Speed Test by Meteor Wifi & 4G
Speed Test by Meteor Wifi & 4G
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