Now you can preorder the Johnson Controls GLAS thermostat with built-in Microsoft Cortana voice capabilities. However be ready: It is obtained a price ticket to match its distinctive look.
Every unit will set you again $319 and the GLAS is at the moment solely bought in the US. You’ll be able to preorder it on Amazon and on Johnson Controls’ online store. On the present change price $319 converts to roughly £250 or AU$440.
We first heard in regards to the GLAS thermostat again in July 2017 and got a preview of it at CES 2018 in January. Its see-through OLED touchscreen show is its most evident departure from sensible thermostat rivals similar to Nest, Ecobee and Honeywell.
So is its worth. At $319, the GLAS is the most costly sensible thermostat we have come throughout. The Editors’ Choice-award winning Ecobee4, which presents a ton of nice options, prices ‘simply’ $249. That was beforehand thought of the excessive finish of the spectrum — not anymore.
Johnson Controls’ sensible thermostat does promise some distinctive options you’ll be able to’t at the moment discover elsewhere. The GLAS is meant to trace humidity and indoor and outside air high quality. If the the thermostat senses poor indoor air high quality, it is alleged to robotically enlist a fan or air flow system to assist.
It additionally has a built-in Cortana speaker, however it’s alleged to work with Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant voice instructions, too (assuming you have got a suitable Alexa- or Google Assistant-enabled gadget).
It’s best to be capable of alter the temperature, as for the present indoor and outside temps and extra with voice instructions.
Is your HVAC system suitable with the GLAS thermostat? Find out here. We’re testing out the Johnson Controls GLAS thermostat now, so verify again quickly to see if it is actually definitely worth the $319.