What could be described as a ‘smart rosary’ bracelet developed by a Taiwan-based tech company GadgTek Inc (GTI), compatible with an iOS and Android app has been launched, Angelus News can report.
The innovation which costs over $100, serves as a technology-based tutelage to teach the young how to pray the Rosary.
The Vatican has commended the innovation saying that praying the Rosary in a troubled world is worth pursuing.
The statement signed by Fr. Frédéric Fornos, SJ of the Holy See Press Office said, “In a world of indifference and in the face of so many injustices, poverty, elementary rights denied, praying for peace in the world means reconciling ourselves in our daily relationships, with the poorest, with the stranger, with different cultures and spiritual and religious traditions, but also with our land, our forests, our rivers and oceans,”
The “eRosary” bracelet is activated by making the sign of the cross, and is synced to an app, “Click to Pray eRosary” that tracks the user’s progress and contains visual aids and audio reflections on the mysteries of the rosary.
The bluetooth and water-resistant digital rosary is currently available for pre-order sale on Amazon.it for 99 euros, roughly $109. It is sold by “Click to Pray” — an initiative of the Pope’s Worldwide Prayer Network.
The Holy Father, Pope Francisin in January 2019 launched the “Click to Pray” smartphone app in an Angelus address encouraging young people to download the app to pray the “Rosary of Peace.
Among the “exclusive images and personalized content about the praying of the Rosary” contained in the app is a “themed” rosary option. Themes will include Laudato Si, migrants and refugees, vocations, and young people.