I've had the Animas 2020 since March 2009, and had been trialling the Vibe from 19th Dec until last Thurs, when I to Minimed Veo for a trial (only getting to try the newer pumps as I'm trying CGM before buying it).
I've loved it, it's been pretty user friendly IMO & I love the large screen. However, there are always niggles with every pump - I'm now wishing I had microelectronics training & funding to set up my own pump company & blow the rest out of the water!
I just wrote a huge post which was difficult to read & confusing, so am editing like mad to improve. Really need a table but will try a comparison list.
Screen: Vibe- large, blank most of the time, light up & goes to home screen when you press any button. Home screen shows battery icon with squares to show how much power is left, shows how many units of insulin left in cartridge & your basal rate. It has text to tell you you have a TBR running & how long it has left, also tel you if you have a Combo
bolus running & how long is left on that. Easy to read, I use it as a clock as the time is so visible. Hard to see in direct sunlight - very rarely a problem in the UK.
Veo - small screen, shows time & battery & cartridge icons all the time, not actual units remaining. If you have a TBR or combo bolus running there's an open circle icon on the screen, but this is just a non specific alert icon & doesn't tell you exactly what the alert is. At night, if it alarms, you have to press the "B" button & then the "down" arrow to get it to light up (they don't tell you this in the manual, we all just found out yesterday from Ali), otherwise you can't see a thing!
Menus: both pretty easy to use, I think the Veo may be slightly more user friendly to navigate but I don't see any major difference.
Functions: both have 0.025u basal increments & different basal patterns - 3 on the Veo & 4 on the Vibe. If you are on an alternative pattern with the Veo it shows that open circle warning icon on the screen all the time. The Veo also alerts every hour you have a TBR running, whereas the Vibe just shows you on the screen that it's running & how much time is left, which is much better IMO.
You can do prolonged boluses with each, they just have different names, but do exactly the same thing.
You can set active insulin duration for both - the Veo only in 1hr increments, the Vibe with 30min increments - useful for me as mine is 4.5hrs for Novorapid.
They both can be set to remind you to check your BG 1or 2 hrs after a bolus.
The Animas warns you when you have 10 or 20u left in cartridge, you can't choose any lower number or any "in-between" number. The Medtronic one you can choose whatever lower limit you want, or you can choose time (but this only calculates time using your basal rate, so I don't use it cos I need to bolus as well!)
Alarms: the Veo can have long, medium or short beeps or vibrate & I wake better with these alarms. The Vibe plays an annoying tune at different volume levels or vibrates, I only use vibrate as hate the tune so much, and it doesn't wake me up anyway.
Infusion sets: only used 1 type for both pumps as never had any problems, and don't know how many are available, though I think there are more with Medtronic. The cartridge attachment to the pump is better with the Medtronic than with the Animas, but neither are bad.
Battery life is similar I think.
Overall, they're both great pumps, they both do a very good job & there's little to choose between them apart from minor niggles. You will love whatever you get. Unless you do water sports & need a waterproof pump you could just pick at random, or choose the one you like the look of best. I vacillated as I had those options (plus the Accu-chek Spirit at the time), am coming up to getting a new one end March & still am not sure whether to stick with Animas or switch.