28 elements to go through in this TunnelBear score sheet.
It’s impossible to test under their free version, so I bought a monthly plan for this.
And the score is out, 75 over 100!
TunnelBear Score Card
|Inspect Elements||Checked||Point Weight|
|Outside 14 Eyes||✗||0/4|
|Double VPN Servers Routing||✗||0/4|
|No Bandwidth Limit||✓||3/3|
|Public Wifi Protection||✓||4/4|
|Own Server Farm||✗||0/4|
|Google Play Review||291,391||5/5|
|App Store Review||56,063||5/5|
|Download Speed Reduction||✓||4/4|
|Upload Speed Reduction||✓||4/4|
|DNS Leak Test||✓||4/4|
|WebRTC Leak Test||✓||4/4|
|IPV6 Leak Test||✓||4/4|
|Auto Cookies Deletion||✗||0/2|
|Scan Downloaded File||✗||0/2|
Ranked 6th among all the best VPNs tested.
- Beta Distribution for Google Play and App Store Review
Playstore review of 4.4 stars rating from 291,391 individuals score is 0.86
Appstore review of 4.7 stars rating from 56,063 individuals score is 0.92
Calculation closer to 1 is better.
1.00 < x < 0.8 – earn 5 points
0.79 < x < 0.6 – earn 4 points
0.59 < x < 0.4 – earn 3 points
0.39 < x < 0.2 – earn 2 points
0.19 < x < 0.0 – earn 1 point
- Speed Test
|Type||Without TunnelBear||With TunnelBear||Difference in %|
We are using fast.com to run the speed test for download and upload speed.
x < 5% – earn 4 points
x < 10% – earn 3 points
x < 15% – earn 2 points
x < 20% – earn 1 point
- Latency / Ping Test
|Locations||Without NordVPN||With NordVPN||Difference|
|Washington||310 ms||329 ms||+19 ms|
|Sao Paulo||408 ms||412 ms||+4 ms|
|Hong Kong||54 ms||64 ms||+10 ms|
|Amsterdam||199 ms||310 ms||+111 ms|
|Moscow||297 ms||283 ms||-14 ms|
|Average||254 ms||280 ms||+52 ms|
The greater the measure distance, the higher the ping time will be.
The San Francisco server is having errors when I try to connect. Thus the result from there will be omitted.
x < 60 ms – earn 4 points
x < 100 ms – earn 3 points
x < 150 ms – earn 2 points
x < 200 ms – earn 1 point
- DNS Leak Test
Yup, TunnelBear is connecting from its Singapore server correctly.
- WebRTC Test
Local IP is not important as it can’t be traced back to you. The Public IP is the same as the DNS leak test which is great.
- IPV6 Leak Test
- Misc – Server Farm
I went over to their support and ask about their servers.
Here’s their full answer. I will take it as being rented instead of fully self-owned.
I was hoping to get a clear answer and I did ask the second time.
But they responded by saying that TunnelBear had replied to them for the first time so they’ll just copy back that response.
Below is their response to my request.
Jun 18, 2020, 3:00 PM EDT
Hello and Rawr!
Thanks for reaching out, great question!
At TunnelBear, we remotely manage all of our overseas servers. We have total control over them and have implemented only the highest of security standards to ensure that our users’ privacy and security is our top priority. Only TunnelBear has access to our servers, and even then, we’ll never log any traffic that passes through them.
If you’d like to learn more, I recommend that you check out the following resources:
Hope this helps! Let me know if you need anything else!
There goes my complete TunnelBear test report.
I hope you like it and see the actual performance of TunnelBear from my testing.
… or read my TunnelBear review here.