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Garmin’s servers are down due to an outage. You can’t be blamed for thinking – here we go again!
Anyone with a Garmin sports watch will be well aware of the cyber attack a couple of months ago. The company’s services were down for about 5 days before gradually starting to recover. Garmin reportedly paid 10 million US dollars via a third-party company to get the system back online.
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Everything started with a message on July 23rd that Garmin was experiencing a “server outage”. Which is exactly the message you will get today if you log into the Garmin Connect app.
A quick look on the Garmin System Status page shows red across lots of platforms, something we all got accustomed to seeing during the 5 day cyberattack.
According to downdetector.com, the problem started appearing about an hour ago.
Garmin had a similar blip at the end of August. That time it was a wider issue that also affected other companies.
A message shared with us from the Cloudflare team (CTO John Graham-Cumming) at the time was as follows.
“Today we saw a widespread Internet outage online that impacted many multiple providers. This was not a Cloudflare-specific outage. Level 3/CenturyLink was responsible for an outage that affected many Internet services, including Cloudflare. Cloudflare’s automated systems detected the problem and routed around them, but the extent of the problem required manual intervention as well.”
As always, you’ll need to exercise some patience and keep calm. Delete the Garmin Connect software on your phone and you’ll just be creating extra work for yourself later on. Just keep using your Garmin device as usual until things are back online again. Hopefully the wait will not be long!
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