Garmin fitness tracking service goes down, frustrating users

LONDON (AP) — GPS device-maker Garmin’s online fitness tracking service has gone down, leaving runners and cyclists struggling to upload data from their latest workouts. Garmin Connect, an app and website that works with the company’s popular line of fitness watches, remained out of service on Friday. The company had apologized for the disruption a day earlier, when it indicated the problem was more widespread and also affected its communications systems. Garmin said the outage also affects its call centers, and it can’t receive any calls, emails or online chats. Fitness enthusiasts took to social media to vent their frustrations.