If you don’t have an unlimited data plan for your smartphone, you should always have an eye out for how much data you consume, and even if you stop mobile data for specific apps, a lot of Internet traffic can whizz by you. A tool that can help users monitor their monthly data allowance is Internet Speed Meter Lite, an Android app that is lightweight and easy to use.
Developed by DynamicApps, this simple Android application can tell you just how much data you have consumed over the last month, and as bonus, it also monitors your Internet speed, so you can make accurate measurements of how good your connection is. This tool can be of great use when looking at different mobile networks to find the best speeds.
How Internet Speed Meter Lite works?
As you might have figured out by now, there are two versions of this app. The Lite version is free to download to pretty much any Android device, while the paid version offers some extra features for those who want more customization options. For now, let’s see what this app can do.
First off, when you start the app, you will see a long table sorted via Date and type of connection (WiFi or Mobile). This simple, yet effective approach allows users to see how much Internet traffic they have consumed over the last 30 days, as well as seeing if they did it over a WiFi network or their own mobile data plan.
Updates on Internet speed are provided by the app in two ways: first via a small icon in the status bar which allows users to see the current speed of the connection and a more detailed look in the notification area, where they can see upload and download speeds, as well as how much Internet traffic was done over Mobile or WiFi on that particular day. There is a Total value for each day of the month, as well as the possibility to see a total for the entire month.
In terms of ease of use, Internet Speed Meter Lite is very convenient to use, mostly thanks to the fact that you fire it up and it works, not requiring any complex setup process or other tweaks. Of course, if need should be for modifying any of the default settings, users can do so easily. Another advantage of the app is that it is very battery-efficient, putting no strain on the device.
The pro version comes with smarter notifications, color themes and option to show upload and download speeds in separate notifications. The Lite version should suffice for most people.
Download Internet Speed Meter Lite