Request Metrics vs. Smartlook

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Request Metrics
Score 10.0 out of 10
N/A
Request Metrics is presented as a fast, simple, and affordable way to monitor the real user performance of a website. The vendor states they approach APM differently, rather than trying to understand everything about every part of a system, their solution focuses on understanding the performance as experienced by real users, and showing metrics that any developer can understand. Request Metrics is built for the small busy software teams that can't spend all their time and budget on software…N/A
Smartlook
Score 8.7 out of 10
Small Businesses (1-50 employees)
Smartlook is an analytics solution tool for websites, iOS/Android apps, and various app frameworks, that answers the "whys" behind users' actions. It helps users understand precisely how customers interact with website and app — watch recordings, create heatmaps, use automatic tracked events, and build conversion funnels. Data is seen on one central dashboard, which enables sharing and collaborating with colleagues. This is to support clear, data-driven decision-making for product managers,…
$55
per month 5000 sessions
Pricing
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Editions & Modules
No answers on this topic
Pro
$55
per month 5000 sessions
Free
Free forever
per month 3000 sessions
Enterprise
Custom pricing
Offerings
Pricing Offerings
Request MetricsSmartlook
Free Trial
YesYes
Free/Freemium Version
NoYes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
YesYes
Entry-level Setup Fee$10 monthly page viewsOptional
Additional DetailsAll Smartlook packages support both web and mobile app platforms.
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Community Pulse
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Top Pros
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Features
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Application Performance Management
Comparison of Application Performance Management features of Product A and Product B
Request Metrics
9.0
1 Ratings
14% above category average
Smartlook
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Ratings
Application monitoring10.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Threshold alerts8.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Application performance management console9.01 Ratings00 Ratings
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User Ratings
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Likelihood to Recommend
10.0
(1 ratings)
9.1
(141 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
-
(0 ratings)
8.9
(4 ratings)
Usability
-
(0 ratings)
8.2
(75 ratings)
Availability
-
(0 ratings)
9.1
(1 ratings)
Performance
-
(0 ratings)
8.2
(1 ratings)
Support Rating
-
(0 ratings)
7.9
(145 ratings)
Implementation Rating
-
(0 ratings)
7.3
(1 ratings)
Configurability
-
(0 ratings)
8.2
(2 ratings)
Ease of integration
-
(0 ratings)
9.1
(1 ratings)
Product Scalability
-
(0 ratings)
8.2
(1 ratings)
Vendor post-sale
-
(0 ratings)
9.1
(1 ratings)
Vendor pre-sale
-
(0 ratings)
9.1
(1 ratings)
User Testimonials
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Likelihood to Recommend
TrackJS
Request Metrics is great for small web development teams that want to make fast web applications. It was quick for us to get started and we could use the reports right away without having to read through documentation. If you just need to get some performance metrics, Request Metrics is perfect. It would not be so good for a larger team or a complex backend application as it is pretty limited in what it can measure.
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Smartlook
Smartlook is best for screen recordings. Especially when you are running MVPs. However, its pricing is very high. If your daily visitors are too much then either you will have to lose many of your recordings or you will have to pay too much money.
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Pros
TrackJS
  • Performance charts are really simple and easy for us to understand what is happening
  • It was easy to get started and doesn't need administration or training
  • It's affordable for our team
  • It's fast
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Smartlook
  • Funnels are both easy to configure yet comprehensive enough to detect complicated customer journeys.
  • Real-time recording provides exceptional insights to our design & engineering teams.
  • Session recording is surprisingly lightweight and seems to cause no substantial performance degradation for our customers.
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Cons
TrackJS
  • I wish that it could also do uptime checking of the site
  • There is not enough detail to drill into individual users
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Smartlook
  • I feel nickel and dimed with the events and funnels.
  • We came from sessions being 30 mins of inactivity and now it's 5-10 mins. Session count has gone up significantly which we weren't prepared for.
  • Recording playback isn't as clean and maneuverable like FullStory.
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Likelihood to Renew
TrackJS
No answers on this topic
Smartlook
As my ratings show, I have been absolutely delighted with Smartlook in terms of usability, cost, support, and its benefit to our organization. I have given it such high ratings because I think it has really benefitted our organization and I think it could do the same for other companies too.
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Usability
TrackJS
No answers on this topic
Smartlook
Every page, the tool setup pages and dashboards are built very well, the site structure is perfectly designed and intuitive to use. All functions are well documented and the help sections are really everywhere, you don't have to search for answers, as they are just popped up or max. a click away for your service.
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Support Rating
TrackJS
No answers on this topic
Smartlook
Sofia P. is being our point of contact with the issues we faced. I was unsure about how to explain to her what was going on with the recording numbers (the recording has stopped before we were expecting to), but she readily understood and came with a solution for us in the same day. The problem was blocking our developer to test the integration, so it was great to have support so fast that he could continue his work.
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Alternatives Considered
TrackJS
We also consider Speedcurve and Calibre for monitoring. Speedcurve was really nice, but the reports were slow. We had to wait a lot to get information. It was also out of our budget and would require extra justification to use it. Calibre was also nice, but the numbers were based on synthetic rather than real user performance. We felt that this wasn't as helpful for us.
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Smartlook
It has been a year between the time when I last used Hotjar and first started using Smartlook. I would say both tools are more or less equal when it comes to features, the only 2 differences I can think of are - price and customer support. Smartlook is cheaper and has superior customer services. You have the feeling when interacting with them that they genuinely care.
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Return on Investment
TrackJS
  • The launch of our project dashboard was much smoother and more successful because we could fix problems earlier
  • It fit without our existing operations budget
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Smartlook
  • Smartlook is used by different individuals from different organizations to have insights into different parts of products. It is used as the sole developer of our website as well as marketing campaigns.
  • Smartlook has an amazing feature which is tracking the activities of return users.
  • It gives reliable and efficient services.
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ScreenShots

Request Metrics Screenshots

Screenshot of Website performance dashboard rolls up the performance of your users as well as the busiest and slowest URLs.Screenshot of Page performance report shows you the performance distribution and breakdown of a single normalized URL as well as web vitals.Screenshot of API endpoint performance report shows you the performance distribution and breakdown of an API call.Screenshot of Alert history report shows you when and why an alert was triggered with the history of the URL.

Smartlook Screenshots

Screenshot of HeatmapsScreenshot of RecordingsScreenshot of DashboardsScreenshot of EventsScreenshot of FunnelsScreenshot of Analytics for websites & mobile apps