i commented previously on this issue and was hoping someone else could validate it, especially as i’m trying to get apple support/engineering to take it seriously.
i have some 200gb of tunes in my itunes library. created a smart playlist for my phone that, amongst other criteria, looks for least recently played tracks. when the phone plays the track, it’s no longer least recently played. it’s removed from the playlist when the phone syncs to the computer.
after getting a watch (watchos 4.x), i duplicated this playlist and tweaked it to fit in the 2gb of watch storage. then i’d go for a hike leaving the phone at home. the playlist would update as above.
updated to watchos 5 and this broke. the watch only sometimes marks tracks as played. watch is currently running watchos 5.0.1. still doesn’t consistently mark tracks as played, as in mostly doesn’t.
initially i had a series 3 watch but recently replaced it with a series 4. thus it’s not hardware. both watches fail to mark tracks the same way.
if someone could replicate this issue, i’d really appreciate it.