So I have a NExT, xM1 and xSIID that I want to implant in my left hand / arm. I have read quite a few of the posts about alternative installation locations and have a preliminary plan for there locations. And I hate to add another thread about where to put implants , but the information available is essentially overwhelming so I would really appreciate any input from others
The NExT is going in the standard location.
The xSIID I am quite comfortable with after talking to @Devilclarke about his one in the same spot.
However the xM1 I am still unsure about. I want it easily readable, in a place that won’t interfere with the other 2 and the back of my forearm seems best so far, I also was considering the knife edge of my wrist maybe an inch back from the joint.
Alright then here’s my opinion. I wouldn’t waste wrist real estate on an x-series chip. You may have some migration issues and end up making that chip super hard to read. I would place the xM1 between the index and middle instead and maybe hold off on the xSIID untill your sleeve is done. It’ll stay sterile for 5 years and it might incorporate into your tattoo in some cool way.
Interesting, I was worried about migration in the wrist.
I was semi set on the xSIID, it might be lame but I wanted a xSIID in each hand, red on the port hand (left) and green in the starboard hand (right) like a ship, I also was going to DIY a reader into a hulk fist so I could fist bump it to read the data at my desk… Can you think of any spots that I could get all 3 in the left hand without having collision issues.
So you could put an x-series chip in each location and not have issues with collision. However it really depends on your reader. One of those huge ones at parking garages would pick up everything and have issues, but your phone would be able to pickup each one individually. Then of course a flex has more range so I would count that has taking up the adjacent spots for an x-series implant.
Hope that all helps, if you wanted to install them all then my recommendation is position 0, 1, 2. If you have thick enough fingers maybe substitute a 6 or 7.
Will it interfere with pushups and yoga and stuff? I go back to the military, and I would hate for it to be affected by that. I have giant hands, I can palm a basketball, so I have the room for it. It would either be the Spark, or the Next that goes there for me.
I have my NExT in position 4, on the back of my hand. It is perfect - much more convenient for readers than the xM1 I have in position 0 (the typical webbing between thumb and index finger.)
I’m really happy with the setup. I use the NExT most often, and it works great where I have to bring my hand to the reader (as opposed to a phone where I can move the reader easily around the chip.)
The xM1 I use for hotel keys when I travel, which is more sporadic and the more tricky hand positioning for a good read isn’t a constant issue.
The Apex will go on the knife edge of the hand when it comes out…
For your placement, what if you used spots 0, 2, and 4? That may give good spacing, depending on your hand. And it wold put two chips on the back of your hand which is definitely my preferred placement for actual use.
It looks like I should be able to get about 3cm between the NExT at position 4 and the implant on the edge of my hand. One will be further back toward my wrist (still on the hand) which adds space. I think that should be fine… But, I’m debating using the #4 spot on the opposite hand anyway.
I’ve still got to decide if I’m going to go for the flex, which may also influence my decision.
Damn it, this thread is having be second (or third, or maybe like 14 by now? ) guessing my position choices and maybe I should put the Spark 2 I’ve got in like position 3 or 4 instead of my in forearm? Only thing I’m wondering is how noticeable it would be in my fairly large, but thin hands. feels like it might be pretty visible? Not sure if that’s a deal breaker for me or not though…