BEIJING — Lenovo announced several new products, including a smartwatch with two screens, a smartphone with a built-in laser projector, and a personal digital assistant for Windows 10 PCs during Lenovo Tech World. It also demonstrated “breakthrough” product concepts intended to change the way people interact with technology.

In his keynote address, Lenovo Chairman and CEO Yang Yuanqing addressed five developing themes that will continue to change the way people use technology by:

  • Creating more natural ways to connect people with devices
  • Building device and network connections that are reliable, seamless and ubiquitous
  • Making devices interconnected for rich interactions
  • Giving customers the power of big data and their own personal cloud
  • Leveraging smart connectivity to let customers pick the services they want and create their own unique experiences

Lenovo also gave an inside look at three of its upcoming research and technology projects.

Two screen smartwatch with virtual display 20 times larger

One of the most interesting new product ideas addresses the problem of small screens on smartwatches.

It’s Magic View Smartwatch, for instance, is the first with two-screens. The second screen, a virtual interactive display uses optical reflection to project a virtual display more than 20 times larger than the watch face display so users can follow a map, view photos or watch a video.

The company also introduced plans to make smartphones more useable and PC-like with its Smart Cast concept. Smart Cast gives users a smart phone with built-in laser projector, infrared motion detector and high-performance algorithms.

Users can project a large virtual touch screen onto a table to type with a virtual keyboard and work with specific productivity apps (calculator, drawing, note-taking and even edit in Microsoft PowerPoint). Using just the projector alone, users can transform their wall into a movie theatre to watch videos, give a presentation or even play games like Fruit Ninja using hang gestures on the table or cast onto the wall.

You can even view different content simultaneously on the smartphone screen.

Personal digital assistants, smart shoes, new tablet

Lenovo also demonstrated its Smart Shoes concept – one of its Internet of Things products that uses the cloud to tie together hardware, software and applications. The smart shoes display a person’s mood on its screen as well as tracks and analyzes fitness data including heart beats and caloric consumption. It can also provide maps and directions to places.

For business users, Lenovo announced the new ThinkPad 10 tablet. The tablet includes the new ThinkPad Pen Pro, giving users greater accuracy and business-class security for better data protection.

Lenovo demonstrated its Cortana and REACHit, which resulted from a collaboration with Microsoft. Cortana is the personal digital assistant available across Windows 10 PCs, tablets and phones that allows users to talk or type naturally to get things done. REACHit extends the search capabilities of Cortana to non-Microsoft services. By creating a REACHit account, users can search Google Drive, Dropbox, Box, OneDrive, and remote PCs and tablets all in one place.

Lenovo also announced the new Lenovo Storage S2200 and S3200 storage arrays. Designed for simplicity, speed, scalability and availability, these integrate into network environments and are loaded with proven storage innovations at a low entry price point, the company says.

In addition, Lenovo touted its collaboration with Intel. Intel RealSense Cameras come as an optional feature in several Lenovo devices, including laptops and AIO desktops. The company says it helps enable new ways to interact, including password free login with Windows* Hello using Windows 10, gaming, entertainment, video conferencing and content creation usages.