Rosaries are wooden crosses on a string of knots or beads that Catholics use as an aid to prayer. The church in its attempt to connect to the younger generation has launched the “Digital Rosary” that connects with a smartphone app.
Indeed this is a testament to Apple’s once campaign that “there is an app for everything”. The Digital Rosary from the Vatican is a wearable technology bracelet with a crucifix interface that tracks the user’s worship and syncs with a smartphone app.
Launched by the Pope’s Worldwide Prayer Network, the eRosary allows users to monitor the progress of each prayer and provides them with an audio prayer-guide via the app.
The Digital Rosary is activated when a user makes the sign of the cross on the haptic interface of the cross. Once activated, a user can choose from standard prayers or themed ones that are updated throughout the year in relation to religious holidays.