I assume that there is a preference option there somewhere to choose units.
Don't forget the Americans still use Fahrenheit!
THere is a preference option to change it. But why would the default setting be the obsolete, imperial method? Just seems sloppy.
There was some dumb Senator calling on them to use MPH as well as KMPH in their storm warnings to help the old people, so the issue of units has come to their attention.
Why default to the old method, instead of the current one?