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New Name in Wearable Tech: the Vatican

$110 eRosary connects to app to show prayer progress
By Arden Dier,  Newser Staff
Posted Oct 17, 2019 9:30 AM CDT
The Vatican hopes the smart bracelet will appeal to young people.   (Click to Pray)

(Newser) – Describing your smart device as "aimed at the peripheral frontiers of the digital world where the young people dwell" maybe isn't the hippest way to appeal to the younger generation. But that's exactly what the Vatican intends with its Click to Pray eRosary announced Wednesday. The bracelet features a "smart cross" that houses the data and syncs with an app, and black agate and hematite rosary beads and teaches wearers how to pray the rosary, reports CNN.

Users may opt to pray the standard rosary, a contemplative rosary, or a thematic rosary from an annually-updated list, according to a news release. Activated by making the sign of the cross, the device connects to an app that allows users to see their progress, listen to the Gospel, and even track health data, per Geek. The cost: roughly $110. (Read more Vatican stories.)

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