Johnson Controls invented the first thermostat 135 years ago, and it’s now taking its first step into smart thermostats with the GLAS. It’s a truly unique thermostat that’s powered by Windows 10 IoT Core and Microsoft’s Cortana digital assistant. It also has a 5.9-inch translucent OLED Samsung display that’s the centerpiece for such an unusual device.
In terms of the thermostat interface and features, it’s as capable as you’d expect. GLAS will support temperature controls, weather forecasts, and it has three sensors inside that monitor air quality automatically. It will do a lot of the smart thermostat features you’d find in rival units from Nest or Ecobee, and you’ll be able to install GLAS yourself. Johnson Controls has built wire guides into the device, and a separate mobile app will also help to control settings on the thermostat.
The interface is fairly basic, and it doesn’t go too deep so you never get lost in the controls. There’s a home screen that provides air quality information and local weather, and quick links to the most used settings. A proximity sensor at the front of the device will wake up the display if you’re nearby, and you can use touch or voice input to make changes.
All the design of the product was designed thinking in the User Experience.
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