Move over FitBit …

Counting steps is passé … now, count your prayers!
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Given the the success of Fitbit (and its imitators) — counting steps, recording sleep patterns, nudging butts off couches — you just had to see this one coming:

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Here’s the scoop…

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According to tech site Engadget

The “Click to Pray  eRosary” is a wearable device connected to a mobile app that’s activated by making the sign of the cross.

The  device — which can be worn as a bracelet — is made up of 10 consecutive black agate and hematite rosary beads, plus a data-storing, blue-tooth enabled “smart cross.”

Once activated, the wearer can choose to pray the standard rosary, a contemplative rosary or a thematic rosary, which will be updated throughout the year.

The device shows progress throughout each prayer and keeps track of each rosary completed.

Why?

According to a Vatican press release: The rosary device is a tool for learning, aimed at the “frontiers of the digital world where the young people dwell.”

Said differently, the device is designed to engage young people and teach them about the Catholic faith.

The press release was silent on whether the device will automatically upload data directly to the Vatican … or, to a cloud in the sky for heavenly record keeping.

Bottom line: Start praying!

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