The Vatican is hoping to drag in tech-savvy kids with the launch of an “eRosary” bracelet.
The gadget, which prices $109 (£85), will be worn as a bracelet and is activated by making the signal of a cross.
It’s related to the “Click on to Pray eRosary” app, which is designed to assist Catholic customers pray for world peace and ponder the gospel.
The app tracks a consumer’s progress, and incorporates visible and audio explanations of the rosary.
The standard rosary is used to assist prayer and meditation. Its beads are counted as prayers are recited.
Customers can select from 3 ways of praying. There may be the usual rosary, a contemplative rosary or a thematic rosary.
Catholic sport needs to rival Pokemon Go
The rosaries are made up of 10 black agate and hematite beads, plus a steel cross that detects motion.
“This challenge brings collectively the most effective of the Church’s non secular custom and the most recent advances of the technological world,” a Click on to Pray press launch mentioned.
Taiwan-based tech firm GadgTek Inc developed the gadget, which is water resistant and suitable with Android and iOS smartphones.
This isn’t the primary time the Catholic Church has tried to draw younger folks with expertise.
In 2018, a Catholic evangelical group launched “Observe JC Go!”, a Christian tackle the massively profitable Pokemon Go gaming app. It let gamers “catch” saints or Bible characters, as a substitute of monster characters.
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