Last July, Microsoft revealed that it was working with Johnson Controls on a Cortana-powered thermostat, dubbed GLAS. But aside from an initial reveal video, both companies remained mum on when GLAS may hit the market. Now, that's all about to change: Johnson Controls has announced that GLAS will be available for preorder starting in March for $319.
The most striking aspect of GLAS is its screen, which is a translucent OLED touchscreen display. Powering the device is Windows 10 IoT Core, along with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 410E embedded platform. In terms of smart features, GLAS can leverage Cortana for voice control, as well to audibly information like the current weather forecast, increases or decreases in temperature, traffic, and more.
GLAS also packs in other smart thermostat features you might expect, like adapting to your schedule to maintain a comfortable temperature when you're home while saving energy. GLAS will also be able to track air quality and report on information such as humidity, carbon dioxide levels, and volatile organic compounds.
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