TunnelBear Testing Report

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 ElementsCheckedPoint Weight
Kill Switch4/4
Outside 14 Eyes0/4
No Logs4/4
OpenVPN Protocol4/4
Double VPN Servers Routing0/4
Private DNS4/4
No Bandwidth Limit3/3
P2P Function3/3
Public Wifi Protection4/4
Own Server Farm0/4
Google Play Review291,3915/5
App Store Review56,0635/5
Download Speed Reduction4/4
Upload Speed Reduction4/4
Unlimited Devices0/2
Obfuscation/Camouflage Mode3/3
DNS Leak Test4/4
WebRTC Leak Test4/4
IPV6 Leak Test4/4
Auto Connect4/4
GPS Spoofing0/4
Secure Hotspot3/3
Auto Cookies Deletion0/2
Ddos Protection2/2
Scan Downloaded File0/2

Ranked 6th among all the best VPNs tested.

  1. 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

  1. Speed Test
TypeWithout TunnelBearWith TunnelBearDifference in %
speed test without tunnelbear
Without TunnelBear
speed test with tunnelbear
With TunnelBear

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

  1. Latency / Ping Test
LocationsWithout NordVPNWith NordVPNDifference
Washington310 ms329 ms+19 ms
San Francisco
Sao Paulo408 ms412 ms+4 ms
Hong Kong54 ms64 ms+10 ms
Amsterdam199 ms310 ms+111 ms
Moscow297 ms283 ms-14 ms
Average254 ms280 ms+52 ms
ping test without tunnelbear
Without TunnelBear
ping test with tunnelbear
With TunnelBear

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

  1. DNS Leak Test
dns leak test using tunnelbear

Yup, TunnelBear is connecting from its Singapore server correctly.

  1. WebRTC Test
webRTC leak test with tunnelbear

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.

  1. IPV6 Leak Test
ipv6 leak test with tunnelbear


  1. 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.

Email replied

GlitterBear (TunnelBear)
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:
1. https://www.tunnelbear.com/blog/tunnelbear-completes-3rd-annual-independent-public-security-audit/
2. https://www.tunnelbear.com/blog/stronger-encryption/
Hope this helps! Let me know if you need anything else!
Grizzly regards

Final Word

There goes my complete TunnelBear test report.

I hope you like it and see the actual performance of TunnelBear from my testing.

Find out more at TunnelBear.com

… or read my TunnelBear review here.