The GLAS thermostat, which uses a Snapdragon 410E embedded platform, has a translucent OLED touchscreen display for controlling temperature, monitoring indoor and outdoor air quality, and checking the weather. It also can detect when users are home or in the office and adjust settings to insure energy efficiency. And via Cortana, the thermostat also can provide users with information about their schedules, traffic, and more.
Johnson Controls is providing an accompanying smart GLAS thermostat app that allows users to set temperatures, monitor air quality and more from their iOS and Google mobile devices.
Neither Johnson Controls nor Microsoft previously disclosed that the GLAS thermostat would work with Amazon's Alexa and Google's Google Assistant, but that does, indeed, appear to be the case. A video about the device that is on Amazon.com stipulates: 's="" built="" with="" microsoft="" cortana="" and="" works="" amazon="" alexa="" the="" google="" assistant.""="">
Update (August 20): A few additional tidbits from a spokesperson with Johnson Controls:
The GLAS also will be available via Microsoft's Online store and its U.S.-based brick-and-mortar ones.
"Since the original announcement, compatibility with Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant is new," the spokesperson confirmed. "Windows 10 powers GLAS and automatically has Cortana. Alexa and Google Assistant are enabled through the GLAS skill available on the respective platforms.Our customers now have a choice to how they can interact with their beautiful GLAS thermostat."