Endur8 is the first digital nutrition coach that uses data to identify the best spots to eat during your workouts and events. Expected benefits of the system are more consistent energy throughout the day’s activity and a better ability to review performance post ride.
Their program uses the athlete’s weight, age, gender, sport, nutritional preference, pace and route details to calculate good times to chow down. In addition to their mobile app, Endur8 offers a web portal that accesses saved routes and creates new ones. Its drawing tool can be a bit touchy in some areas of town but is an intuitive way to create new routes. Ultimately, the web portal saves time configuring and makes it easy to choose routes before riding. On the road, the app notifies users via audio cues, visual notifications, and vibration alerts
The system is built around a user’s pre-planned route and is currently unable to react to deviations. However, it will do well if you’re one to stick to a training route or participate in established events. Endur8 is currently available on Apple devices – including the Apple Watch – and will eventually be compatible with Android devices. Future updates will bring the Coaches’ Corner. This function will provide personal trainers, coaches, and specialists to those looking for advice and training plans.
Getting started with the Endur8 is easy with free access to event routes and feeding alerts. Accessing the portal to store and create training routes and feeding alerts start at £8.50/quarter or £25/year. Paid access also opens up customizable food details that offers a better match to the nutrition being consumed. Endur8 is also currently recruiting for a training nutrition study program to document the effects of their app based training program. Other than free access to your own results you don’t seem to get anything in return, but it would be a good chance to try out the app and your results will be compiled in a paper for a scientific sports journal.