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Technology Vatican launches $110 'click to pray' wearable rosary

15:20  16 october  2019
15:20  16 october  2019 Source:   engadget.com

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The Vatican is hoping to attract tech-savvy youngsters to the Catholic Church with the launch of a " Click to Pray " eRosary -- a wearable Once activated, the wearer can choose to pray the standard rosary , a contemplative rosary or a thematic rosary , which will be updated throughout the year.

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The Vatican is hoping to attract tech-savvy youngsters to the Catholic Church with the launch of a "Click to Pray" eRosary -- a wearable device connected to a mobile app that's activated by making the sign of the cross.

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The device -- which can be worn as a bracelet -- is made up of 10 consecutive black agate and hematite rosary beads, plus a data-storing "smart cross." Once activated, the wearer can choose to pray the standard rosary, a contemplative rosary or a thematic rosary, which will be updated throughout the year. The device shows progress throughout each prayer and keeps track of each rosary completed.

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In the middle of the Extraordinary Missionary Month of October, the Pope’s Worldwide Prayer Network launched the “ Click To Pray eRosary” at a press conference in the Vatican on October 15. October is also the month of the Rosary .

“ Click To Pray eRosary,” a small black bracelet with ten rosary beads and a cross, was presented Tuesday in Rome as a “tool for learning how to pray the Pope Francis shows a rosary he blessed from his studio window overlooking St. Peter's Square during the Angelus noon prayer at the Vatican

The Vatican says the device -- part of the Pope's Worldwide Prayer Network -- is designed as a tech-based teaching tool for learning "how to pray the rosary for peace in the world." The corresponding app features personalized religious content, as well as health tracking info gleaned from the bracelet. It's on sale now for 99 Euros ($110/£85).

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