At Lenovo’s TechWorld in Beijing an innovative new smartwatch prototype was shown off with a Dual Screen and the ability to put your eye up to a second display to get a private and wide screen view.
Lenovo isn’t releasing the Magic View as a product, they are merely playing around with new ways to interact with our gadgets. The Smartwatch has a round face like the Moto 360 but it has a second screen WVGA which is actually a lens which had been used in a Smart glass like Google Glass. To see what’s on the Magic View display you have to hold it up very close to your eye.
I shot a video of it in action and even put my Zenfone 2 up to the Magic View to give you an idea of what I was looking at.
Lenovo explained that the second screen removes the physical limitations of the main screen by using optical reflections to produce a virtual image 20 times larger than the watch face. Showing off a few use cases Lenovo, demonstrated using the second display to project a bigger map, photo slideshow and even play a video.
Lenovo doesn’t think this is the future of smartwatches but they are willing to make something crazy and put it out to some testers to get feedback. I like that they’re willing to try new things and fail, this type of product increases their knowledge on ways that the human computer interface can be accessed.
What do you think? What type of variation on this do you think would actually work? Lenovo is looking for feedback, so leave a comment!