The company has not yet revealed pricing or a release date for the device, which can automatically adjust temperature settings and monitor air quality

Microsoft has unveiled a smart thermostat to rival Nest, which boasts the capability of recognizing when a user is in the room and adjusting the temperature controls accordingly.

Owners will be able to set the thermostat to ‘home’ and ‘away’ modes and program it to cool, heat or automatically recognize what adjustments need to be made.

The company has not yet announced how much the smart thermostat, which will also have the ability to monitor a home’s air quality, will cost or when it will be available to consumers.

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Microsoft has unveiled a smart thermostat to rival Nest, which boasts the capability of recognizing when a user is in the room and adjusting the temperature controls accordingly.

Owners will be able to set the thermostat to ‘home’ and ‘away’ modes and program it to cool, heat or automatically recognize what adjustments need to be made.

The company has not yet announced how much the smart thermostat, which will also have the ability to monitor a home’s air quality, will cost or when it will be available to consumers.