This is a smart rosary where your prayers can be tracked by an app accompanying your smartphone through the device. It activates itself when the user makes the sign of the cross. According to the press release, “When activated, the user has the possibility to choose either to pray the standard rosary, a contemplative Rosary and different kinds of thematic rosaries that will be updated every year. Once the prayer begins, the smart rosary shows the user’s progression throughout the different mysteries and keeps track of each rosary completed.”
In addition to being able to help users pray, it also seems to double up as a fitness tracker of sorts, where it can track your steps, calories, and distance traveled, and so on. For those looking for guidance on how to pray, the accompanying app will also provide music, narration, images, and also personalized content.
This eRosary isn’t the first time we’ve seen religion attempt to go hi-tech. In the past, we’ve seen how over in China, WeChat can be used to purchase spiritual services. Last year, the Church of England also adopted mobile payments where Apple Pay and Google Pay could be used to make donations.
If you’re interested in purchasing it, you can buy it from its website where it is priced at 99 euros.