The Vatican to launch wearable technology that can be used to help the wearer pray the rosary.
Click to Pray eRosary, a wearable device, has been launched by the Pope’s Worldwide Prayer Network. This device has been designed as a bracelet, and features a “smart cross” that stores data linked to the app. The bracelet tracks the wearer’s worship and syncs with the Click to Pray app, which is available for both iOS and Android devices.
The wearable bracelet is activated when the wearer makes the sign of the cross.
The bracelet, which consist of 10 black beads and a “smart cross” interface, is triggered into action when the wearer makes the sign of the cross. The Click to Pray eRosary allows those who use it to monitory the progress of each prayer they make and offers them an audio prayer guide through the app.
The wearer can pray the standard rosary or they may choose from other options, such as the contemplative rosary or even other kinds of thematic rosaries that are updated every year. Once a prayer has been selected, the smart rosary shows the user his or her progress and tracks how many rosaries they complete. The free accompanying app also gives users the chance to join Click to Pray’s “social prayer platform”.
Additionally, the smart rosary tracks health data, including the number of steps the user takes during the day and the number of calories burned. In other words, the eRosary gives those who use it the ability to pursue their faith and a healthy lifestyle.
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The Click to Pray eRosary was designed for the younger, digital-focused generation.
The wearable technology rosary is another way in which the Vatican is attempting to reach and appeal to younger worshippers. In a press release, the Vatican said that the project brings together the latest technological advances with spiritual tradition.
“Aimed at the peripheral frontiers of the digital world where the young people dwell, the Click To Pray eRosary serves as a technology-based teaching tool to help young people pray the Rosary for peace and to contemplate the Gospel,” said the Vatican, reports CNET.
The Click to Pray eRosary can be purchased for $110.