I truly wish that I had done more research before I bought into the “Free” upgrade to the 630G that was offered. I have been using the 530G system for a bit over a year and the previous 7xx series with CGM prior to that.
My transmitter for my CGM died on me and I was told that those transmitters were on backorder until October! So i could not get a replacement transmitter for my dead one (which was under warranty) until then. Medtronic offered to exchange my 530G for the new 630G with the new G transmitter. At first I was excited to get the newest pump without having to pay the upgrade fee. I was sorely mistaken and my excitement was misplaced.
The number of button presses is absurd. Especially the Locking feature that is totally random. (I wonder how they try to market this for those that are blind because this would not work for them at all). Much as you said almost no feedback to the buttons when pushed which makes me feel like the buttons are going to end up braking sooner than later.
The screen display is so counterintuitive as you have to take the pump to read it rather than just flip it while clipped to you as you could with older versions. None of the accessories work with the new pump. (The remote or the dongle to get data to sync with Carelink). This was a game changer for me as I use my phone to see and sync data daily which I was unable to do.
The other thing I disliked was that my older One Touch UltraLink meter was not able to send BG data to the pump due to the new updated frequencies they are using. This forces use of the Other Meter which my insurance does cover in regards to getting test strips so using it as a new (Remote) is out of the question.
So if you are looking at getting the new pump and want simple and intuitive functionality then don’t bother to consider the 630G as an option. You will be disappointed.
I have contacted Medtronic so that I can return this pump as thankfully I still have my 530G. If anyone out there has contact information to the FDA though I would like that as I am going to report the fact that they are not honoring to replace an in warranty medical device in a timely manner with a device that is equal in functionality but they are rather trying to offer something that is in-fact less functional than my current pump.