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Garmin Fitness Tracking Service Suffers Global Outage, Frustrating Users

Garmin smartwatches and fitness bands providers are going through a serious outage globally. While the company has confirmed that the Garmin Connect app and web site had been down as a result of outage, it hasn’t offered any additional readability. However, it’s believed to be on account of a ransomware assault that happened on July 23. The outage has affected not simply Garmin gadgets but additionally its name centres and help community throughout the globe. Gadgets 360 was in a position to verify that Garmin customers in India aren’t in a position to make use of its wearables or attain out to the company’s help team.

It has been over 22 hours because the outage was first reported by Garmin on Thursday. “We are currently experiencing an outage that affects Garmin Connect, and as a result, the Garmin Connect website and mobile app are down at this time,” the company said in a tweet whereas asserting the difficulty. It added by saying that the outage additionally impacts its name centres.

“We are working to resolve this issue as quickly as possible and apologise for this inconvenience,” Garmin said.

A discover has additionally been offered on the Garmin Connect web site stating the identical message that was posted on Twitter. Furthermore, the Garmin Connect app, which establishes a connection between Garmin fitness gadgets and smartphones, is giving an error message saying it is down for upkeep.

Several customers have complained concerning the hours-long outage on Twitter and different social media platforms.

Garmin India confirmed to Gadgets 360 that the outage exists within the nation – alongside international markets.

ZDNet experiences that aside from Garmin’s client wearables, flyGarmin, which is the company’s Web service that works with its aviation navigation gadgets, has additionally been impacted by the difficulty. This means many pilots aren’t in a position to make use of their navigation gear. Similarly, the Garmin Pilot app that enables flyers to schedule and plan their flights was down because the problem impacted the company’s different providers.

The failure in service appears to have surfaced on account of a brand new pressure of ransomware referred to as WastedLocker that impacted the IT infrastructure of Garmin. According to an inside memo reportedly from Garmin’s IT workers in Taiwan, which has been posted by ITHome, its factories have been down within the nation for 2 days of upkeep to take care of the difficulty. It is said to be a results of a “virus”, although content material details aren’t out there within the reported memo.


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