Microsoft Now Selling the Cortana-Powered Thermostat

Posted on August 24, 2018 by Mehedi Hassan in Smart Home with 15 Comments

Microsoft has started selling Johnson Control’s GLAS smart thermostat on its stores. Johnson Control announced its $319 smart thermostat earlier this year, promising to start taking pre-orders in March. The company only started taking pre-orders for the device recently, and it seems like the firm has started shipping the thermostat.

To recap: Johnson Controls’ GLAS smart thermostat is probably the most beautiful smart thermostat you can get right now. It has an aluminium base with a gorgeous translucent 5.6-inch OLED display on the top that displays the temperature of your room, air quality, and more. Combined with the beautiful hardware is the minimalistic and modern design which makes the thermostat look fantastic. The thermostat runs on a Qualcomm Snapdragon 410E processor, and it’s powered by Windows IoT Core which allows it to utilize Microsoft’s Azure IoT cloud platform as well. It is a truly smart thermostat, so it can tell when you’re home and adjust the temperature accordingly.

GLAS isn’t cheap at $319, but you won’t get to see the same gorgeous design on any other smart thermostat. While the device comes with Cortana built-in, you will be able to use it with Alexa and Google Assistant in order to control the device and your house’s temperature. Of course, you will still need a device with Google Assistant or Alexa, so it’s a bit pointless.

If you are interested, you can get the GLAS from the Microsoft Store here. 

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