I took a look at it tonight and it is just about the same size and the Ping maybe slightly thinner. I really liked that you can program it with different patterns that are %age based, so o a day that Grammy will be getting her and then taking her to dance I can just say use "Exercise 1" when blousing and I know she will get a reduced bolus based on the pattern, or if she has been running high choose the "stress" pattern and she will get more. I think this will be great for at school and can all be done from the remote. It just has a lot of neat features and reminders too, that I think are easy to use and will be good for becoming more independent. The remote was so much nicer that the Ping remote, and it is fully functional(the pump itself is rather ugly), I would not have to dig around to find her pump at night if I wanted to temp basal or change settings for the next day. The data information you can get on the meter was pretty great too. They had one info page that had the days of the week with the average BG, SD and how many times you tested. Having the SD would be great to be able to see easily and being able to see it by the day of the week I could fine tune all the better. A problem I had on the Ping remote is losing connection with the pump while blousing and most of the time the bolus went thru all the way and other times it did not and there is no easy way to know without going thru several cumbersome status screens. The Accu check remote will not do this, once you hit bolus it goes and does not need to send a confirmatory "ping" back. They are also partnering up with Dexcom, and offering a $500 credit towards supplies if you get both within a short time period. That totally works for me since we are now on a High deductible and with new insurance. I don't think that they have announced plans for a full integration to the pump or remote, but seeing marketing materials with them both makes me hopeful I think I will be calling the rep for more of a demo tomorrow or Friday, she was supper nice and offered to meet me with me while she was in town.