Mega-Hack of Garmin sports watches - why this is not a reason to panic

no Matter where you look currently, in this Internet: The runner's world is nearly destroyed. The runner life, nothing matters more. Millions of runners feel e

Mega-Hack of Garmin sports watches - why this is not a reason to panic

no Matter where you look currently, in this Internet: The runner's world is nearly destroyed. The runner life, nothing matters more. Millions of runners feel empty, no longer existent, are nothing more value, the abyss is very close.

For days you can your run results, and not share it with others. Who is more and run faster, which mountain was climbed, how many calories were burned? The users of Garmin watches know it, can read it even at stores everything as always, but The data can not be shared. It runs only for themselves, only for the own body, without the other part.

For whom are we walking?

The Run seems to be completely pointless. That is because anyone Who is already running for? Because it feels good. Because you set goals for yourself and achieved. Because you can feel and see how the body is healthier and stronger. Because you will benefit mentally through the Run, Oh...and so many more reasons.

reasons that are not important. Because only one thing counts: The world needs to know everything. And also a precise analysis of your own runs is important. Finally, one has to see carefully whether it has become from Kilometer ten of a second slower. One needs to qualify why his pulse was suddenly so high, as you went up the mountain. Possibly two strokes higher than two years earlier. Well, at this point, I turn off the irony button again.

hacker attack put Smartwatches lame

The Smartwatch manufacturer Garmin was last week the victim of a Ransomware attack. A Hacker attack of a special kind, that has been confirmed by Garmin now. Ransom is the English word for ransom. Thus, it had to do Garmin with a blackmail Software that all the systems had initially paralyzed.

The company itself spoke only of a system failure, much to the Annoyance of the User, not feeling communicative, well picked up. One of the heart pieces was easy to use, Garmin Connect. Piece by piece, the features are coming back slowly, the manufacturer is limping out of the crisis.

Disturbingly, however, the anger of the User in the social networks. With Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter seems to be per se more and more a breeding ground for hatred, anger, and bullying. "Now you buy an expensive watch, and then goes nothing", could be read in a modification anywhere.

heart rate monitor: Yes - but please in moderation

technology has to work in Germany always. At any time. Always. Easy always. And Woe, the heart rate monitor does not work for a week. Only because so small a Cyber-attack had exposed a number of Server lame. A week of Empty, a week without data for comparison, after all, you paid for it. And then it has to go. Must see!

don't get me wrong: I've been running for years with a heart rate monitor. I like the. I like to have an Overview of my data. I like to have comparisons a Summary of my runs, and I analyze.

Aware of, I agree there is no recorded routes in the social networks, because my running routes belong to me. Also my data. I don't aspire to run the Marathon in under two hours. In addition, I wear different watches. The price of the model plays so absolutely no role.

We make us dependent on technology - is it a must?

Who needs the heart rate monitor as a Status Symbol, the may the have for so hand. From time to time you should check, but clearly, how dependent of technology. We need the phone really Running? We need to be constantly reachable? Even in the moments that belong only to us?

Maybe we don't do something very, very Daring, if our heart rate monitor does not work. We make slow, if we get too little air, or not-so-fit feeling. We do not stop when we no longer have the desire, we have a look at the time.

And if we are crazy, then the time does not interest us, or how many calories we have burned. We run easy. Just like that. Just because it is good for us. Because we have Bock. Because we find it is good to be fit, because then we come home and say: man, that was good. Even without a watch. So it's up and running.

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Updated Date: 29 July 2020, 10:27

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