1. How do I draw a track on the app?
Visit www.app.endur8.com and enter the same login details from your app. This gives access to all your training tracks as part of the premium service. List routes as cycling or running and once saved, the track uploads to your app, ready for immediate use.
2. Why do I need to go to the portal?
The mapping software responsible for the track creation is only available on web platforms. On a phone, the details are small which makes map creation very complicated for a user. On the web, this process becomes very simple with “click to draw” creation. The portal is directly linked to your app login and tracks will appear instantly.
The purpose of the portal is to create your own tracks by drawing them or directly pasting GPX files into the portal. It’s impractical due given the relatively small size of smartphones to draw detailed maps on the screens. We believe it is easier for the user and more accurate to draw the map on the portal which then immediately uploads to their smartphones.
3. Can I share tracks with friends?
The tracks are saved on the portal and can be copied and loaded as a GPX files. This means they can be shared via email or social media with friends. We recognise the value of the community as an important aspect of training, so one of our short-term objectives is a shared training platform.
4. Can I save fuelling preferences?
You can re-enter the same type of fuelling choices each time but the endur8 app provides a bespoke fuel plan which is recalculated each session to provide scientific accuracy. Therefore, its implicit that each fuel plan is generated as an original by our algorithm.
5. Can the app be used with other apps?
Yes, the endur8 app fulfills the need for the correct timing of fuel. It has been built to run along-side all other apps. It works effectively with the phone on standby and in the background.
6. Can I create an event?
If you are about to compete in an event we have not yet listed, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org with the event name and a website link and we will upload the event within 48 hours.
7. Does the app need to be visible?
No, the app alerts to fuelling with a vibration for those who carry the phone in a pocket, audio for those with headphones in training or even without headphones and a visual prompt for those with the phone on a handle-bar of a bike, which is recommended whilst cycling.
8. How do I know when to fuel?
The app will vibrate, present a push notification and give an audio command to instruct on fuelling.
9. Can I use the app in Triathlon events?
International triathlon rules prohibit the use of ‘distracting’ technologies during eventing. That said the iOS app works alongside the Apple Watch. With the phone on your person, the alerts will appear on the watch
10. Can I use headphones in events?
Many events ban the use of headphones during competition. Therefore, we offer an audio command without the headphones, a vibration to alert you to the fuelling point and a visual prompt for those with the phone mounted on the handle bars. The endur8 app is also linked to the Apple watch where alerts will be offered through a push notification.
11. Can I use the app with other products?
The endur8 app can be used alongside any other product as it offers the precise timings for fuel intake. Our plan is to integrate the app software into other technologies and hardware as we develop.
12. How many tracks can I save?
Your training tacks are saved on our endur8 servers rather than on your device, that means you can save as many tracks as you like. You could even save tracks in places frequently visited in both the UK and abroad.
13. If I leave the track, can it re-calculate my route?
Due to the necessity for pre-planning fuel intake, endur8 requires a pre-entered route to calculate the specific fuelling needs for your body, therefore it’s predictive in its algorithm rather than responsive. At launch, it doesn’t yet have the ability to work as a responsive software and as the science develops, so too will this.
14. How long will the battery last?
This is dependent on the device and on the apps running in the background. The endur8 app doesn’t demand multiple calls for information every second as a satnav or responsive mapping software might. For this reason, as well as the dark mapping screen, the battery should last in most endurance races even those over 7 or 8 hours. One way to maintain the battery life, is to keep the phone in standby mode and endur8 will still alert you to the fuelling point at the correct time through audio, kinetic and visual command.
15. Can the app only be used in the UK?
Due to the mapping software used, the app can be used anywhere in the world with a mobile internet connection. You can also save your favourite routes in other countries for use during return visits.
1. What happens if I miss a fuelling point?
We recommend you fuel when prompted as the endur8 algorithm calculates the optimum times for your body so that energy levels are maintained. If a fuelling stage is missed, the mapping continues, and a summary is offered at the end of the activity where you can update where fuel was taken and if any were missed. This will help to identify and dips in energy level and improve future performance.
2. Do I need to stick to the suggested quantity of carbohydrate?
endur8 calculates the quantity of carbohydrate needed based on the data you give us about your body. We use this calculation in conjunction with the elevations of the track and your pace, to determine when energy should be taken onboard, giving consistent energy levels for optimum performance.
3. If I have a big breakfast, do I still need to fuel as often?
A well thought out, well planned breakfast will always give you the edge over a poorly prepared athlete and we would encourage this every time. With a higher starting point when it comes to your energy levels and by fuelling during the points prompted through endur8, the depletion of those higher energy levels will be slowed and therefore a higher overall energy level will be maintained. If you don’t fuel effectively beforehand, your depletion will start from a much lower level. Fuel well, race well.
4. If I carbo-load, do I fuel as often?
Well thought out, well planned nutrition the day, or week leading up to an event will always give you the edge over a poorly prepared athlete and as we would encourage a good breakfast, we would encourage this. Enjoying a higher starting point when it comes to your energy levels and by fuelling during the calculated fuel points, prompted by endur8, the depletion of those higher energy levels will be slowed and therefore a higher overall energy level will be maintained. If you don’t fuel effectively beforehand and prepare your body with the right nutrition, your depletion will start from a much lower level. Fuel well, race well.