Here's what the stunning Cortana-powered GLAS thermostat will cost you

Here’s what the stunning Cortana-powered GLAS thermostat will cost you

Here’s what the stunning Cortana-powered GLAS thermostat will cost you

"Developing GLAS really allowed our team to think outside of the box, understand consumers and create a customer-backed design that is both attractive in form and also very functional", said Don Albinger, vice president & general manager, building automation systems, Johnson Controls.

Microsoft has announced that JCI (Johnson Controls) has launched a new smart thermostat called GLAS that uses Windows 10 IoT Core as the operating system and integrates Cortana.

Johnson Controls is pricing the GLAS at $319. It will be interesting to see if the Cortana-powered smart thermostat can compete with similar products that work with Alexa, Google Assistant or Siri.

The thermostat can learn your preferred settings and your daily routine, intelligently detecting when the user is home and adjust the temperature accordingly. The integration of Cortana into the GLAS thermostat allows the adjusting of temperature using your voice.

Because it's always connected to the Internet, GLAS can also adapt to your schedule and adjust temperature when you're not home. You can say things like, "Hey, Cortana, set the temperature to 72 degrees", and it will be adjusted. Cortana can check traffic, take a look at the weather, answer questions, tell you about your calendar and more.

And then there's the design of GLAS.

Pre-orders will start in March with a price tag of $319. The thermostat comes equipped with a translucent touchscreen.

Those interested will be able to install GLAS in residential or commercial buildings and it'll support most 24VAC heating and cooling systems, which include most gas, electric, oil, radiant and forced air systems.

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