All I can tell you is that I stopped using my ping remote due to the LCD and also having to use a IR remote to download the information to my Endo. I switched over to a Bayer Contour USB Meter and haven't regretted it. I like that it has a color display and that I can plug the USB end of the meter into my Mac after taking off the cap.
I check my BG 5 times a day since my liver transplant. Plus my endo loves it due to she plugs it into her computer to get all my readings in a PDF or Excell report. As far as the pump I do it using the pump buttons. I been pumping for 4 years and am amazed that the ping meter has not been updated to color or usb plug in. As far as the ping goes it is a good unit.
What I cannot understand why the FDA is a PIA about the vibe. When I go back to London I will get one from the NHS. But according to Animas USA the vibe will not be here for a long while. The European Union has approved the Vibe but not the FDA. What a bloody joke since the EU is stringent on medical products.
I guess no congressman are in the same fix as us.