Week Starting Option

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As I received my Automatic on a Tuesday, it seems that my week will run Tuesday to Tuesday unless there is a way to reset the week's starting day. Any plans to allow the user to define their week start / stop days?
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Posted 5 years ago

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Nicole, Former Employee

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Hi nikon1,

The weeks start on Mondays regardless of which day you set up. Currently, there are no plans to allow users to define their weeks, but I will pass your suggestion on to the rest of the Automatic team.

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Jason Terry

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is there any explanation as to the logic behind starting a week on monday instead of sunday?
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Nicole, Former Employee

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Hi Jason,

I think the idea is that since most people work M-F; all of their commute trips will be clustered together and all of their weekend trips will be clustered together.

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Jeremy Cartiff

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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled
Change Week Start Day.

My driving week starts on Sunday. Would it be possible to make the starting day different.Instead of Monday starts It would be nice if you could change it to Sunday starts. I have a iPhone
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We don't have any plans to change this at this time but given enough demand, we can always revisit it in the future.
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+1 for fixing this ridiculous oversight.  The good ol' US of A, where this product is primarily used, observes a Sunday to Saturday calendar regardless of when whomever commutes.  Please make the app behave accordingly.
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Thanks for chiming in, cswadner. 
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I would like to add my voice to this request.  Weeks should be listed as Sunday - Saturday.  If you must make the default Monday-Sunday, please give an option to correct the default in our own accounts.  Very frustrating when you are using the web dashboard and you sort by "this week" then realize after you export your data that automatic defines a week differently than the calendar.  >:(