Early last year, Microsoft showed off a smart thermostat powered by Cortana and other Microsoft technologies. Today, the makers of the thermostat, Johnson Controls, are revealing more details for the thermostat, with pre-orders set to open this March for $319.
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.
Using Cortana, you can control the temperature with your voice or use the assistant to perform other tasks like managing your calendar, search the web, etc. GLAS has a dedicated mobile app on Android and iOS that you can use to control the temperature in your house when you are away, and the company is working on a companion app for Windows 10, too.
GLAS pre-orders start this March for $319, you can pre-order one for yourself here.