Vatican's 'Click To Pray E-Rosary' Is A Holy Writ Fitbit

If you've been looking for a sign that we've ascended into a new era of modernized Christianity, here it is, straight from the Pope himself. According to Vatican News, the Pope's Worldwide Prayer Network launched the "Click To Pray eRosary," an "interactive, smart and app-driven wearable device that serves as a tool for learning how to pray the Rosary for peace in the world" at a press conference in the Vatican on October 15.

The device is designed to be worn on the wrist, and is activated by making the sign of the cross, according to CNN, the same way Catholics would do when they begin to pray the traditional, non-digital Rosary. Upon activation, the bearer of the smart cross is presented with three options: a standard rosary, a contemplative rosary, or a thematic rosary, each of which will be updated per annum. Similar to how a Fitbit might track your footsteps each day so you can better track your physical health, the eRosary tracks the user's progress throughout each prayer, along with how many prayers have been completed so you can better track your spiritual health. 

Launched right in the middle of the month of the Rosary, the Click to Pray eRosary is supported both by the power of Christ and a free app with "cross platform functionality," which gives the user access to an audio guide, exclusive images, and other personalized content related to praying the Rosary.

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Designed by GadgeTek Inc. (GTI) and built by computer and electronics company Acer, the eRosary features a sleek design, which consists of "ten consecutive black agate and hematite rosary beads, and of a smart cross which stores all the technological data connected to the app," according to Vatican News.

Other features include six-axis gyro sensors for gesture control, and a wireless charging station, requiring just over 2 hours of charging for up to four days of use. It's also water and dust resistant, perfect for long treks through the desert or ark-rides. There's almost no place your corporeal form can go that your eRosary can't follow.

While it's not quite the cost of your soul, you may be living on bread and Holy water until you can save up the $110 it takes to purchase the eRosary. It'd probably make a great Christmas present for your favorite digitally savvy Catholic person, though.