From the videos I have seen I assume it’s kinda like your flexM1.
Amal seems to get an easy read when placing his on the .
Better than a x Series, worse than a usual NFC sticker, but good enough to easily share data.
The only flexNT failures I know of are from crushed middle fingers.
Do you mean technical failure as in can’t be read?
That’s what I believe too, I just wanted confirmation - ideally from someone who has both.
Yeah. I wasn’t counting the crushed finger. That was an accident - and from what I gathered, it’s not even clear that the implant was in fact dead But I do seem to recall reading 1 or 2 stories of the chip going silent.
Ideally Amal will see your post and make a quick comparison video for you, but until then…
This is not a direct comparison between the 2, however it does give you a comparison between two known entities, and you can compare your HF xSeries to give you at least and idea of what to expect from the FlexNT.
You’re right, I went back and there do seem to be a few people who have had failed flexNTs. They have been out for awhile, so there’s more time to get data, and some small percentage of even the most robust chip will have weaknesses in the connections. Most people aren’t too worried because of the lifetime replacement guarantee, but since you like them to be permanent fixtures I would just be careful about your placement. Obviously installing it on your arm is going to receive less day-to-day stress than your fingers or toes.
As for the range, I don’t have a flexNT or flexM1+ installed, but I’ve handled them. The read range is very comparable. If anything the flexNT has a slightly better range of angles it can be read from. Probably due to the shape/size of the antenna.
Performance is about the same for flexNT and day a flexDF2 or flexM1… but different chips have different sensitivities that affect performance. Over though the differences at this size is very slight.
flexNT was the first flex product and most failures are from early trim and cut work on the polymer being sub-par. Only two people in aware of that has damage to the flexNT that caused failure, and those were both in the finger over bone.
Well that’s the thing: I’m considering it for the mid-finger. But with the skin detached and “slipping” over the implant a bit, and the rough time my hands have when I work in the workshop, I’m still thinking about it.
I actually wear a leather cuff over the doNExT in the workshop, due to the same concern. And that’s on my wrist, nowhere as near to danger as my fingers.