Anyone with experience using nutrition app Hexis?

just saw an article about a cyclist, more than 50 years old, who started getting good gains thanks to better nutrition. thanks to this AI based app (Hexis).
Is there anyone here who can backup that story?
In my personal experience, adding the sugar mixing formula to my bottles when more than 3 hours ride, was a big jump… then start using pre-workout supplements (based on creatine) was my second big jump thanks to nutrition .

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The article on cycling weekly reads a bit like an ad, the concept seems solid and as we know from the forum people want things to help them with nutrition stuff.

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I totally agree with you… that’s why I am posting here to see non paid user who have tested it have any opinion.

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I read the article too, and have since done a bit of research but could not find any users other than the press releases. I thus hesitated signing up as I would like to see a trial which was applicable to me before purchasing. At the moment i will continue with the non-AI, nutrition macro monitoring post consumption with MyFitnessPal :rofl:

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Funny, I guess we all get the same content served to us. I bookmarked it too to come back later.

The interesting idea to me that differs from other apps (if I remember right) was Carb periodization and getting the right amount of carbs for the right workout type encompassing before, during, after feeding. Not sure if there was much to it in the article or product though.

well, it is a relatively new app launched in 2019… I remember seen TR as an advertisement in some article, and gave it a try, and I am still here. TR is not the same or better as a personal coach, but at least is something with a structure. There is another study, paid by this company, published on Nutrition & Metabolism… but also reviews on the appstore and google play seems to be positive.
For $44USD I will give it a try for 3 months. I will have a state XC competition in October so will have the time to test it while training.
Who said the cycling was not an expensive sport…

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haha, I was unable to install the app because right now is not available for USA. The good thing is that their support answered very quick my email asking for solutions and they provided a refund. Also they indicate that it may launch in USA by September… too late for me to test it for my competition…

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I just started using it at the weekend. I’m liking the fact that it adjusts the macros i need based on my planned work out schedule for the week and the target macros for each meal eg low carb vs high carb. My goal is to try and lose a few kg in the next quarter without sacrificing my training. Seems there are some small details for improving eg only being able to input round numbers for servings.

Do you know how it knows how many carbs you need to fuel your riding as everyone is different depending on their individual FAT/OX vs Intensity curves?

Hi Everyone, I’m one of the founders of Hexis and would love to answer all your questions. Maybe I could setup a webinar for this community if you are interested? Also we just launched an Intra-Workout Fuelling feature today that does provide carb g/hr recommendations based on workout intensity and duration. Thanks!

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Hi Jo_McAleer

How do you like Hexis so far?

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It was supposed to be available in USA by September, so far I still not

Hi Marc,

Funny you should ask as I cancelled my subscription last night. The concept is good but there were too many things missing from the app that required time when inputting. For example, the food database is nowhere near that of MyFitnessPal so I found that I was often having to create the food I was eating. Also not being able to put in portions of .5 as it always had to be round numbers. My experience is that they launched the app too early and I also found it expensive for what it is currently offering.

Cheers,

Jo

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Hi David,

I installed the app, paid for the annual plan (BF offer) and regret the investment.

No integration with TrainingPeaks or TR doesn’t help. I don’t want the additional step of having to plan my workout that already in a calendar.

Food database it not practical. My Fitnesspal is much better. Can you pull data from that?

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Hi

I agree. However, I have been putting in the extra effort to log my workouts and food in Hexis, and results are great so far. It’s working nicely to change my habits gradually to ensure that I have energy available when I need it. Admittedly, the usability of the app needs improvement desperately but so far in my anecdotal experience it delivers results.

Cheers

Hi,
I have tried to contact hexis support multiple times, nobody contact me back. At the moment I am to start the process to get my money back. The idea sounds amazing, the reality is far from what is promised. Little details which could be ignored if the rest works well (like for example no option to set start day of the week). But much worse: promised and advertised integration with Apple Health is not working (no data flow into hexis; instructions in video show more data points than what is actually available when connecting hexis & Apple Health - only 3 data points available in my case). Even when you skip (or do not log a meal) hexis keeps to report that your calories deficit reduced (like if I ate anything - amazing I will have tons of energy without spending any money on food!).
I was not expecting “scientific precision” when it comes to how much macros per meal etc; understanding that nutrition and how bodies work is too complex to provide totally accurate recommendations. But at the basics for that money would be nice…
I am totally disappointed. And I was stupid enough to go straight for 12 months subscription (no demo nor trial is available) :frowning: .

Hi Marek,

Thank you for reaching out and I’m terribly sorry to hear you are experiencing issues. I am on hand to help resolve everything.

Please can you confirm what email the account is under and I will refund straight away. Also, if you are free for a call I would love to hear more of your feedback and share more about the technology?

Thanks in advance,
David

Hi,
Please check info@hexis.live - I have shared my phone number there. I would prefer the app to work rather than getting my money back. Please give me the call and we can discuss.
M.

To be fair and transparent :slightly_smiling_face::
I was contacted by David and had a good conversation with him about the current issues in the app and their plans/roadmap. I have decided to stay on the platform and I will try to post here how my experience evolves…
I am MyFitnessPal subscriber (for many years now) but have always been wanting to have something more “sports oriented” or “sports tailored”; I have also tried some other apps available now on the market, but none is at the moment meeting my expectations. Hexis seems to be very close to what I would like to get and as said above I am giving it a chance. I will be coming back here to share my experience.
Cheers

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