Is there benefit to using Monit instead of a basic Upstart setup?

I’m configuring my server to run node.js as a daemon. I’ve setup Upstart to handle startup and shutdown of node, which works wonderfully. The next step is to make sure that node.js is restarted if it dies. A few of the guides have suggested using Monit (or Fugue) to monitor the process (in Monit’s case by doing an HTTP request to the server and waiting for a response).