endur8 has been designed to work alongside existing smartphone endurance training applications, to give endurance athletes a unique nutrition-focused performance aid for training and events.
Where endur8 takes performance-based apps to a new dimension is through its’ ability to provide the user with real-time alerts on when to take on carbohydrate – essential for endurance performance – during their training sessions or competition events. It’s one of a number of functions that endur8 offers – with many more on the way.
For endurance athletes looking to optimise their nutritional intake and remain focused on their speed, intensity, route conditions and their overall performance, this ability to let the app take care of refuelling alerts will provide users with a competitive edge.
endur8 also stores course information alongside your athletic profile data so that you can build up a library of training routes – each with your bespoke refuelling points stored too.
The growth of performance monitoring apps has not only added a whole new competitive edge to training – as times for segments conquered are compared across social media – but they’ve also spawned user communities, generating conversations between strangers who rate each other’s activities and data. The direction of travel for wearable tech’ now is providing users with training aids and not just training records and endur8 is right at the forefront of this development.
As the endur8 social community builds those conversations between strangers that empower each user and help spread the word about great training routes as well as tips on nutrition will build too. Those connections and that bank of endurance experience means that wherever you’re planning to run or ride you can get ‘help’ from other endur8 app users who’ve plotted courses before. endur8 then simply applies your own profile of refuelling needs to the make-up of the route and alerts you to when you will need to take on fuel.
Another interactive feature of the endur8 app centres around its ability to devise and follow training plans with a target event or personal achievement like a PB or performance improvement in mind. These are broken down into micro-goals that endur8 stores and alerts the user to – helping to give every training session, every run or ride a tangible purpose and ensure there are no junk miles.
Working alongside existing apps endur8 helps the athlete build a much more detailed picture of their performance history, their capabilities, their strengths and areas for improvement while in the Coaches Corner feature endur8 even provides connections to expert coaches – specialists who can provide technical, fitness and goal-orientated tips and advice.