Simply select your type of activity and preferred foods and the app will tell you what, when and how much to eat during exercise. This works simple, you only need to select your planned activity and nutrition products. Based on caloric energy usage over time food products are planned for you. The caloric nutrition need may seem low but this is for a reason. We calculate both your body fat and sugar (glycogen) usage over time. the glycogen you start with can usually not be fully restored during exercise so we plan food so that you always keep enough reserves. Depending on your fitness level we personalize the caloric intake you can handle per hour.
Caloric usage is nice, but we also offer product based planning so you don't need to calculate while cycling computers usually only provide caloric count (which may not split the body fat from the sugars). For each food product we know the nutrients composition and this determine the time the product takes to be absorped by your body. This may also depend on your cycling intensity at that period. This is all considered in your nutrition plan when you select the premium package. In freemium we also consider the nutrient composition but don't consider the differences in your intensity level over time.
Your device will notify on screen when and what you need to eat. This can either be your smartphone but also your Garmin cycling computer (Edge) or smartwatch (like Vivoactive, Forerunner or Fenix). For Garmin please visit the Connect IQ appstore and download our app. The aim is to make sure you don't need to remember your nutrition plan and will not forget it. As a result you can focus on your rides and free your mind.
Your historic sports activities are used to predict what intensity levels you typically reach for every set of elevation, wind, speed, etc. Especially when you use a route we will predict your intensity levels over time taking into account the timing, length and steepness of all hills/mountains and the wind direction you face at each moment. Your gender, weight and vo2max furthermore determine metabolism at every intensity level.