Rosary guide

Vatican launches $110 smart rosary bracelet that tracks your prayers

The Vatican has launched a $110 “eRosary” in an effort to encourage tech-savvy Catholics to pray.

Launched on Tuesday, the wearable smart device is linked to an app designed to teach users how to pray with rosary beads.

The eRosary, available on Amazon as well as on the Vatican website, can be worn as a bracelet and is activated by making the sign of the cross.

The rosaries are made together using 10 beads and a metal cross that detects movement and stores data.

Traditionally, the beads of the rosary represent different Catholic prayers.

Users can sync the eRosary with the app, which includes an audio guide, images, and personalized content. The app is free to download and shares the eRosary name.

Once the device is activated, users have multiple prayer options, with the app keeping track of which prayers have been performed. The content is accessible in English, Italian or Spanish.

The Vatican launched the device as part of the Pope’s Worldwide Prayer Network (WPN) and its “Click to Pray” program, a digital network that connects people around the world for prayer.

“This project brings together the best of the Church’s spiritual tradition and the latest advances in the technological world,” the WPN said in a press release Tuesday.