The company says its servers and network infrastructure will get maintenance work in October, including on the new Garmin Edge 500, its first standalone smartphone, and the new Edge 300.
The company’s server and networking maintenance jobs were up 23% in October from a year earlier.
The company said its hardware maintenance and support services increased by 22% in the same period, including the new X5 smartphone, which is scheduled for delivery in early January.
The new X1, which Garmin said will arrive in March, will also get maintenance and supports.
Garmin said it expects to hire 100 new full-time employees for its server maintenance and maintenance services.
The number of part-time workers will be limited to about 300 to prevent a repeat of the past year’s surge in part-timers.
Garmine said it also will increase its training and education for its maintenance and technical support staff, and it will work to improve its customer service.